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.

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 about red tides and what to do if algae blooms appear along Florida's coasts. More...

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...