Monthly Archive: February 2013

2013 National Invasive Species Awareness Week (March 2-8)

Invasive species are non-native or exotic species that do not naturally occur in an area and cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health.  These invasive species have become the number one threat to biodiversity on protected lands.  However, invasive species do not know boundaries and as a result public and private lands …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/wwww/2013/02/27/invasive-species-of-northwest-florida/

Rattlesnakes

Rattlesnakes   There are few words that strike more fear in humans than the word ‘SNAKE!’, but ‘RATTLESNAKE!’ may be one of them.  In Florida we have three species of rattlesnakes but when people talk of them they are generally speaking of the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus).  The legends and stories of this animal …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/wwww/2013/02/22/rattlesnakes/