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Does the thought of a frog fascinate you or freak you out? What if you imagined one with claws? more
WASHINGTON — The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has declared April 2021 as Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month (IPPDAM). The national outreach initiative enlists the … more
FWC approves staff recommendations to create new rules to address the importation, breeding and possession of high-risk invasive reptiles. more
Snowbird season is in full swing. With the dry season here, an increase in fishing and recreation boats will be piling into Lake Okeechobee. more
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) biologist Jessica M. “Skippy” Fair, who is chief of the Invasive Species Management Branch at the USACE sub-office here, announces upcoming treatments scheduled in Lake Okeechobee to begin within days. more
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reports that due to a rapid increase in the lake level, tussock material and invasive floating plant material is causing frequent blockages in canals, including the rim canal, around the lake. more
Special to the Lake Okeechobee News/Bill Waller/IFASCane toads secrete poison from glands on their backs. Lake Okeechobee area residents have recently reported finding cane or marine toads in … more
Special to the Caloosa Belle/UF/IFAS: Cane toads are considered a toxic invasive species. Lake Okeechobee area residents have recently reported finding cane or marine toads in their yards. … more
Immokalee Bulletin/Dale Conyers: Orchid tree is occasionally found growing in disturbed sites in the central and southern peninsula of Florida. It is native to tropical Asia but escaped from … more
Caloosa Belle/Dale Conyers: Orchid tree is occasionally found growing in disturbed sites in the central and southern peninsula of Florida. It is native to tropical Asia but escaped from … more
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