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.

sharkShark Attacks

While shark attacks are very rare, knowing how to avoid sharks can help prevent an attack. More...

beachThe Stingray Shuffle

Enjoy the beach this summer and do the stingray shuffle to avoid getting stung. More...

schuas swallowtail butterflySaving the Schaus Swallowtail Butterfly

Understand how UF/IFAS entomologists are trying to save an endangered butterfly found only in Florida. More...

raccoonJuly Wildlife Happenings

Discover what interesting mammals, plants, and reptiles to look for throughout July. More...

scallopingRecreational Scalloping in Florida

Learn about recreational scalloping in Florida, including regulations, equipment needed, and more. More...