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.

seafoodStone Crab Regulations

Discover the commercial and recreational regulations for this year's stone crab season. More...

black bearOctober Wildlife Happenings

From black bears feeding for winter to migrating falcons and ducks, find out this month's wildlife happenings. More...

Baby egretsHelping Orphaned and Injured Wildlife

Whether it's a baby bird or a young squirrel, learn how to help orphaned and injured wildlife. More...

trail hikingTrail Hiking

Go off the beaten path and discover where to hike in Florida, what to bring, and more. More...

Bird bathLandscaping for Wildlife

Use these tips to make your landscape more friendly and beneficial to wildlife. More...