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.

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How Birds Select Habitat

Discover what birds see from their point of view to attract more to your landscape. More...

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January Wildlife Happenings

January marks the start of the new year and new animal behaviors—discover this month's wildlife happenings. More...

poinsettiaInteresting Facts about Poinsettias

Celebrate the season by learning surprising facts about this festive, holiday plant. More...

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...