Familiar with the distinct drum of woodpeckers? Florida is home to eight species of woodpeckers -- and the now extinct ivory-billed woodpecker -- so chances are they are in your area. But how much do you know about your wood-pecking pals?
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While most of us can deduce that a woodpecker is in the area by the resonance of their drumming, we may not know which pal from the Picidae family has stopped by for a visit.
Unfortunately, woodpeckers of the Southeast are all black, white, ... READ MORE
Shrewd and sly, coyotes have earned a reputation as cunning creatures, but many of us know little about the wild canines that inhabit our neighborhoods. And much less about how to live with them.
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Deer seem to be all around, but even as a common species across Florida, many of us know surprisingly little about the white-tailed deer that span our state, support our economy, and sustain some of our endangered populations.
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Florida is home to 5 species of owls each with their own special characteristics and abilities. While it seems everyone wants to be as wise as an owl, there are many other adaptations that make owls enviable.
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Even if you're not a cat person, Florida's two wild cats, the Florida panther and the bobcat, are sure to excite. While sometimes mistaken for one another, both the common bobcat and the endangered Florida panther make for thrilling ... READ MORE
Early in the week, I was fortunate to visit one of my favorite parks in Sarasota County: Lemon Bay Park and Environmental Center. I was invited to present to a group of park volunteers about estuary ecology, mangrove best management practices, ... READ MORE
Jan. 23-29, 2022, is Florida’s Prescribed Fire Awareness Week, and we're helping you learn more about this vital function with the family-friendly Fire Fest 2022 event.
Fire Fest is a fun opportunity for the whole family to learn how fire ... READ MORE
The bald eagle, a Florida native, and its relative, the golden eagle, are always a special sight to spy in the sky. While you may be elated to have an eagle encounter, there are a few key tips of eagle etiquette to adhere to when birding to ... READ MORE
While it's easy to get enraptured by the world of raptors, as the emblem of our nation, eagles distinguish themselves as some of our most enchanting birds of prey. They're apex predators and great indicators of environmental health tipping us ... READ MORE