A close up of a grey-brown cane toad.

Tell Me About: Cane Toads in Florida

Have you ever seen a large toad with dry, warty skin and enlarged poison glands in your backyard? It might be a cane toad, an invasive species in Florida.


Tell Me About: El Nino- Southern Oscillation

In June, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) declared that the El Niño phase of the El Niño- Southern Oscillation (ENSO) cycle has begun. Though this event occurs in the southern Pacific Ocean, it impacts the entire Earth. Read to learn more about ENSO, how it impacts Florida, and what that means for hurricane season.

A blue and silver adult Florida scrub jay perches on a tree branch.

Tell Me About: The Florida Scrub Jay

Did you know there’s a bird in Florida that ONLY lives in Florida? Read more about Florida’s only endemic bird, and how you can help protect it.

a sea turtle comes to the ocean surface for air

Tell Me About: Sea Turtle Species

Sea turtles are extremely important to the health of marine ecosystems, and active awareness campaigns like World Sea Turtle Month promote their protection.

Close up of the berries of a Brazilian peppertree on the shrub.

Tell Me About: Brazilian Peppertrees

Spreading over 700,000 acres in south and central Florida, the Brazilian peppertree is one of the most aggressive and widespread invasive plants in the state.