Tag Archive: Wildlife

Steps for Dealing with Nuisance Wildlife

White-tailed deer, a species that is both highly sought after by sportsmen and an unwanted nuisance to many. Sportsmen modify habitat to attract deer and homeowners can modify habitat to stop attracting deer. (Photo by Eric Zamora) As a County Agent, I receive a wide variety of calls from clients relating to wildlife. The majority of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/18/steps-for-dealing-with-nuisance-wildlife/

Wildlife Food Plots – Considerations for Success and Workshop on 10/8

As summer browse dwindles the habitat improvement associate with wildlife food plots becomes even more evident.Photo Credit: Mark Mauldin Improving habitat can benefit the quantity and quality of wildlife on a piece of property. One common method for improving habitat is the establishment of food plots. Food plots are simply areas that are managed for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/01/wildlife-food-plots-considerations-for-success-and-workshop-on-108/

Landscaping for Wildlife with Food Plots

Cool Season Wildlife Food Plot. Photo by Jennifer Bearden, UF / IFAS Many of us enhance our home landscaping with bird feeders, bird houses, bird baths and other items so that we can attract wildlife. To accomplish the same thing, many rural landowners plant wildlife food plots. While large landowners often plant several acres, food …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/09/29/landscaping-for-wildlife-with-food-plots/

Giving Young Wildlife a Chance

These fledgling doves were found out of their nest and on the ground in late May. Photo credit: Carrie Stevenson A few weeks ago, the neighbor boys came running over to show my children the baby birds they found in their front yard. We expected they would lead us to a tree and point out fledglings in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/30/giving-young-wildlife-a-chance/

How Dead Trees Benefit Wildlife

This dead oak tree was trimmed up to make it neater. It is ready for a wildlife resident!   Photo: JMcConnell, UF/IFAS One of the management issues that any landowner will face at some point is what to do when a tree dies in the landscape.  The logical response is “cut it down,” but depending …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/13/how-dead-trees-benefit-wildlife/

Inviting Wildlife to a Winter Feast

While youth are home over winter break, encourage them to do something fun that will attract wildlife. Nothing is more fun than watching birds or squirrels play in your yard. One way to make this happen is to provide a supplemental food source for them. You can create a special “Tree for Wildlife” in your …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/05/inviting-wildlife-to-a-winter-feast/

Florida’s Wildlife Conservations Policy for Predicted Coastal Habitat Loss Problems

“Within the past five years, nine of the 14 villages in Nunavik in northernmost Quebec have had to install cooling systems at community ice hockey arenas to keep the rinks cold during winter.“– The Arctic in the Anthropocene: Emerging Research Questions Have you wondered how Florida’s wildlife conservation policy planners and habitat managers are responding …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/26/floridas-wildlife-conservations-policy-for-predicted-coastal-habitat-loss-problems/

Enjoying Wildlife Safely and Responsibly

Last week, the Okaloosa County Health Department issued a rabies alert after three bats were determined to have the illness. A “drive-through” rabies vaccine clinic was organized for pets, and warnings were issued throughout the region about making contact with wild animals. One radio broadcast played an interview in which a health department staffer urged …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/08/enjoying-wildlife-safely-and-responsibly/

Cool Season Wildlife Food Plots

Exclusion cages help us determine how much forage is being produced and consumed. (photo by Jennifer Bearden) It’s time to start planning your cool season wildlife food plots. Cool season food plots do a great job attracting deer and other wildlife to your property as well as providing a little nutrition. The first step is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/08/17/cool-season-wildlife-food-plots/

Florida Snow! Nature’s Reminder to Enhance Backyard Wildlife Habitat

Even though adapted to weather extremes, these migratory American goldfinches (Spinus tristis) appreciated the food and cover provided in this backyard.  Photo by Judy Ludlow North Florida experienced a weather delight (or distress depending on your point of view!) this week in the form of freezing rain and snow!  The words “Florida” and “snow” are …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/02/03/florida-snow-natures-reminder-to-enhance-backyard-wildlife-habitat/

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