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Water Wednesday Recap – Make Your Backyard a Wet Oasis for Wildlife

September 1, 2020

As our state continues to grow, wildlife is experiencing habitat loss due to development. In Florida, urban areas are a dominant feature in the landscape, and many of these urban areas are situated near natural wildlife preserves. What people ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lawn, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Backyard Wildlife, Florida Water, Krista Stump, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

May is American Wetlands Month

May 22, 2020

While we are honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military this Memorial Day weekend, don't forget that May is also the American Wetlands Month. What is American Wetlands Month? American Wetlands Month was founded ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Amphibians, Birds, Constructed Wetlands, Habitat, Reptiles, Wastewater Treatment, Water, Water Quality, Water Treatment, Wetland, Yilin Zhuang
manatee calf in water


February 4, 2020

Most of us Florida residents were shivering last week as we had our coldest air temperatures of this winter season so far. Yes, our northern friends and relatives laugh as we complain bitterly about high temperatures in the fifties. But these ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Manatee

Sea Turtle Awareness

June 18, 2019

June is a busy month for marine awareness. World Oceans Day is celebrated on June 8 and World Sea Turtle Day is June 16. This year there was a concerted effort to celebrate sea turtle week during the time between those two dates. The website ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Bee on peach blossom

Pollinator Gardening for Bees

July 6, 2018

The majority of foods that we eat are produced thanks to pollinators, like bees. Do you like blueberries? Chocolate? Squash? Almonds? Vanilla? Thank a pollinator if you said 'yes'. Bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, beetles, flies; even bats ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Wildlife
Tags: Insect

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