What’s going on? With over 55 species of cockroach in the United States, it can be difficult to tell them … Continued
If you live in Florida and have been anywhere near oak trees this spring, you may have encountered numerous hairy caterpillars.
Insects are the base of many food webs, act as pollinators, and assist in nutrient recycling.
Bees all over the world are threatened by habitat loss, climate change, and the use of pesticides. Florida is home to over 300 bee species and is a hub for apiculture, or beekeeping. However, after Hurricane Ian, Florida’s bees and beekeepers are struggling. Read to learn more about bee populations in Florida and how you can help Florida beekeepers.
Pollinator gardens attract beneficial insects to your yard by providing food and habitat. They also attract all sorts of other … Continued
What’s going on? The Schaus swallowtail butterfly is endemic to Florida, meaning it isn’t found anywhere else. Its habitat consists … Continued
One small way you can help protect insects is by documenting those in your area through community science initiatives.
What makes insects different from other animals, and what are some good ways to identify them?