One of the first science-related things we learn as children at school is that some animals, like birds and mammals, are warm-blooded, while others, such as amphibians, reptiles, and fish, are cold-blooded, also known as ectothermic. Cold-blooded ... READ MORE
With more than 330 different species, the hummingbird is one of a kind, with physical and behavioral characteristics that separate them from any other creature.
Hummingbirds and the Americas
Hummingbirds are only found in the Americas, and ... READ MORE
As an Extension agent, I give a lot of presentations about elasmobranchs. Sharks and rays, that is.
There are many reasons why, but one of the main reasons is that people are eager to learn more about these fascinating creatures. So, in addition ... READ MORE
Magnificent Monarchs in Peril!
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the global leading authority on the status of biological diversity, declared monarch butterflies endangered this week.
According to the IUCN, ... READ MORE
If you live in Florida...
Odds are you have seen a wading bird going for a leisurely stroll. Typically spotted perusing the wetlands, patiently waiting motionless for prey, or soaring through the air alone or in a flock of hundreds. Wading ... READ MORE
The Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis)
The Sandhill Crane stands out among the crowd, quite literally in fact. This dashing wading bird is typically seen going for a dignified stroll with its mate in all areas of Florida. Its feathers ... READ MORE
Hoy, como cada 8 de junio desde 1992, muchas personas en todo el mundo celebran el Día Mundial de los Océanos. Este evento fue creado para abogar e inspirar a las personas, comunidades y naciones a tomar medidas sobre el uso sostenible, la ... READ MORE
Today, like every June 8 since 1992, many people around the globe celebrate World Oceans Day. This event was created to advocate and inspire people, communities, and nations to take action on the sustainable use, protection, conservation, and ... READ MORE
As we enter into this year's hurricane season and people are reminded to gather appropriate stocks of water, medicines, pet supplies and nonperishables; be ready to board up their buildings and hunker down... have you ever wondered what ... READ MORE
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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