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.

amaryllisPotentially Toxic Holiday Plants

Discover answers to the myths surrounding the toxicity of common holiday plants. More...

christmas treeThe Perfect Christmas Tree

UF/IFAS Extension agent Wendy Wilbur gives tips to find and preserve your fresh-cut Christmas tree. More...

bald eagleDecember Wildlife Happenings

December brings a variety of wildlife happenings—from hatching bald eagles to whales appearing off the coast. More...

rosemaryWhat Are Essential Oils?

From medicines to rituals to fragrances, learn how essential oils are made. More...

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...