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Wild Sarasota Spotlight: comBATting bat myths


October 1, 2021

Swooping through the night sky, many people are quick to decry bats as blood suckers, rabies vectors, and a general nuisance. However, these miraculous flying mammals pose little risk to humans and are actually essential in managing our ecosystems. Home ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Events, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Bats, IPM, Native, Pgm_EcoNR, Species, Wild Sarasota, Wildlife

Sarasota County summer internship: on love and learning


August 27, 2021

Hello! I'm Adelaide Mahler, one of the Environmental Education and Outreach interns at UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County this summer. Moreover, I'm an individual terribly in love with the environment (and education). So, read on to learn a bit ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Citizen Science, Environmental Education, Intern, Nature, Pgm_EcoNR

Citizen science: surveying Florida scrub-jays


August 25, 2021

As a Florida native, I've become fascinated by our sole endemic bird: the Florida scrub jay. When offered the opportunity to help survey populations in the Sarasota area, I couldn't resist, and by just 10:30am I had seen my first jays, helped ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Birds, Endemic, Florida Scrub-jay, Native, Pgm_EcoNR, Threatened, Wildlife

Citizen Science: sea turtle surveying and how you can help!


August 9, 2021

As an Environmental Education and Outreach Intern for the Ecology and Natural Resource Program at UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County, I was afforded the opportunity to engage with our flora and fauna in ways I never had before. After some late ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Citizen Science, Conservation, Pgm_EcoNR, Sea Turtles, Wildlife
Mangrove salt marsh snake

26 de Julio: Día Internacional para la Conservación del Ecosistema de Manglares


July 26, 2021

Hoy es el Día Internacional para la Conservación del Ecosistema de Manglares. Adoptado por la Conferencia General de la UNESCO en 2015 y celebrado cada año el 26 de julio, este día tiene como objetivo crear conciencia sobre la importancia ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Espanol, Mangrove, Mangrove Ecosystems, Marine, Pgm_Marine, Spanish

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