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Dirt mounds indicate a ground nesting bee or wasp is present. Photo credit: Anne Yasalonis, UF/IFAS Extension

Bees and Wasps: What to know and when to be concerned


November 4, 2020

There has been a lot of publicity surrounding the Asian giant hornet in the United States, but as of today, the hornets (Vespa mandarinia) have only been found in Washington state. Of course, insects can be transported across state lines ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease,
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Asian Giant Hornet, Ayasalonis, Bees, Central Florida, Cicada Killer Wasp, Commonly Confused, Dirt Mounds, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Murder Hornet, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg, Wasps, Wildlife, Yellowjacket
a resting black racer snake on grass

Wildlife of Florida: A Webinar Series


April 13, 2020

Join UF/IFAS Extension Agents, Shannon Carnevale and Lara Milligan, for a series of webinars on Florida’s diverse wildlife.​ Wildlife of Florida: A Webinar Series will take place every Monday, April 20 - May 25, 2020, from 2PM - 3PM Eastern ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Central Florida, Commonly Confused, Florida, Lara Milligan, Living With Wildlife, Shannon Carnevale, Webinars, Wildlife
Close up photo of a large green iguana

Nonnative Lizards in Central Florida


October 17, 2017

Plants and animals that live outside of their native ranges as a result of human activity are known as nonnative species. Although not all nonnative species become invasive, those that do have the ability to harm ecology, economy, and human ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Central Florida, Commonly Confused, Critter Corner, Invasive Species, Nonnative Species, Paxton Evans, Reptiles, Shannon Carnevale

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