Why celebrate bees?
Celebrate the importance of bees to our food crops and support local beekeepers on May 20. More than 90 crops rely on honeybees for pollination in the US including fruit, fiber, nut and vegetable crops. The crops pollinated ... READ MORE
Woolly Bear Caterpillar
For the last two weeks while teaching youth about the game of disc golf, we came across big black fuzzy looking caterpillar approximately 3" long. Of course, the kids wanted to know what it was and could they touch it? ... READ MORE
Real butterfly gardeners have plants that looks like they have had a fresh shave with only a few stems sticking up. It is amazing when your plants are full of leaves and then within a couple of days, they are almost completely defoliated.
Diversity ... READ MORE
Wonders of your Backyard
There are so many wonders of nature in our own backyards or at a local park. They key is to slow down and look really closely. There are frogs, lizards, dragonflies, birds and unusual plants to be explored. Don't worry ... READ MORE
There are 13 bat species native to Florida, and two of those are federally listed as endangered. Because of this, bats cannot be harmed during removal. However, all of the bats found in Florida are insectivores and help control ... READ MORE
Ah, the sound of birds chirping. toads croaking and turkeys gobbling, music to my ears. Many of us take these sounds for granted. However, if you have ever spent time in the concrete jungles of cities, these sounds may not be as familiar to ... READ MORE
by Mark E. Hostetler
If you were to look at Florida from an airplane, you would see urban environments expanding into natural areas. Thousands of people are moving into Florida each year. To make room for people moving to Florida, vast areas ... READ MORE