University of Florida

Environment

To live in harmony with the Florida environment, we need to be aware of how our lives intersect with and affect it. We offer information about the animal and plant species that live here, as well as the coasts, estuaries, forests, swamps, lakes, hammocks, and wetlands that make our state unique, so you can enjoy—and help preserve—these treasures.

To find out what Extension services are available in your area or to get personal assistance, please contact your county Extension office.

rattlesnakeHandling a Snakebite

Do you know what to do if bitten by a snake? Discover the do's and don'ts of handling a snakebite. More...

hydrillaManaging Invasives: Hydrilla

Learn about hydrilla, an invasive and water-loving plant, that is known as an "invincible menace." More...

deerNovember Wildlife Happenings

From deer rutting to a variety of birds arriving for the winter, learn November's wildlife happenings. More...

batBat Conservation

Since bats play a vital role in ecosystems, find out ways you can help conserve their populations. More...

spider webCommon Florida Spiders

Discover common spiders you may see crawling—or even jumping—around this fall. More...