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atala butterfly

Florida Atala Butterflies Back from the Brink?


May 25, 2021

The Florida atala butterfly (Eumaeus atala Poey) is a rare hairstreak butterfly characterized by satiny black wings featuring an iridescent turquois shimmer. It was thought to be extinct due to overharvest of its host plant, Zamia integrifolia ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: #UFBugs, Atala, Butterfly
atala butterfly

Florida Atala Butterflies Back from the Brink?


May 25, 2021

The Florida atala butterfly (Eumaeus atala Poey) is a rare hairstreak butterfly characterized by satiny black wings featuring an iridescent turquois shimmer. It was thought to be extinct due to overharvest of its host plant, Zamia integrifolia ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: #UFBugs, Atala, Butterfly

Growing Mangosteen in Florida


April 19, 2021

Introduction Due to increased pest and disease pressure and production costs, citrus growers are beginning to look into alternative crops to diversify and find new markets. Some of these alternative crops might work, while others will not because ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Money Matters, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Alternative Crops, Tropical

Florida Master Naturalist 20th Anniversary Graduate Spotlight on Bill Gibson, Ecotourism Operator


March 22, 2021

We’re highlighting all things Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) in 2021 as the program marks its 20th anniversary. Learn more about FMNP, view the first blog post here. This blog features my interview with Bill Gibson, Florida Master ... READ MORE

Category: , Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife
Tags: #GatorDay, Ecotourism, Florida Master Naturalist, Florida Master Naturalist Program, FMNP, Kayak
Rainbow agama

Peters’s Rock Agama on the Treasure Coast


February 1, 2021

The UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County is producing educational information about nonnative Peters's rock agama that are becoming increasingly visible on the Treasure Coast. You can view the TV show that was produced on the topic courtesy of ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Agama, Critter Corner, Invasive Reptile, Rainbow Lizard
Peters's rock agama

Report Peters’s Rock Agama Using Eddmaps


August 20, 2020

Have you seen those big lizards with the red heads in Florida? You know, the ones that climb up buildings and trees and are 3-4 times the size of brown Cuban anoles. Those lizards are known as Peters’s rock agama. Specifically, you’ve probably ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, , Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Agama, Critter Corner, Invasive, Ivegot1, Reptile
Atala Butterfly

St. Lucie atala butterfly conservation program awarded national designation


August 10, 2020

St. LUCIE, Fla. – Despite COVID-19 restrictions limiting the use of parks and natural settings, residents of all ages can still enjoy what nature has to offer in almost every urban location including one’s own backyard. That is why conservation ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Atala Butterfly, Conservation Project, Ken Gioeli, NACo, National Association Of Counties, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County

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