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.

black bearFlorida Black Bear

Learn more about the Florida black bear, including how to reduce the chance of an encounter. More...

alligatorApril Wildlife Happenings

From black bears to hummingbirds, find out what wildlife you can expect to see in April. More...

trail hiking signOutdoor Recreation

Enjoy the state's natural environment with these outdoor activities. More...

poison ivyPlants with Poisons and Stingers

Know which poisonous plants to look out for while you're enjoying the outdoors. More...

mourning doveAll About Mourning Doves

Discover the mourning dove—Florida's only native dove species. More...

hummingbirdHummingbirds of Florida

Find out what hummingbirds you can see in Florida. More...