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Wild Sarasota Spotlight: comBATting bat myths

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… Read More

Citizen science: surveying Florida scrub-jays

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… Read More

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

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… Read More

Explore the tiny world of nature, with the Explore Your World backpack magnifying glass

What is the Explore Your World backpack? The weather is getting cool! Here’s a fun option to get the family outdoors. The Explore Your World backpack kit is one of three backpacks designed by UF/IFAS… Read More