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.

ManateeProtecting Endangered Species

From cleaning a local river to “adopting” an endangered animal, you can help protect endangered species. More...

Bird feederAttracting Backyard Birds: Bird Feeder Selection

Select the right bird feeder to attract a variety of birds to your backyard. More...

LobsterSpiny Lobster Recreational Regulations

Spiny lobster season is open—learn about these nocturnal creatures, the regulations, and more. More...

Hatched sea turtleAugust Wildlife Happenings

From hatching sea turtles to thousands of migrating butterflies, discover what wildlife you can see in August. More...

OceanWhat Are Red Tides?

Learn more about red tides, and find out what to do if algae blooms appear along Florida's coasts. More...