November 23, 2010
If you've ever wondered which bird sings the familiar, loud "doodalee, doodalee, doodalee" song, it is one of the most common backyard birds in Florida, the Carolina wren.
October 20, 2010
As summer fades into fall, the days grow shorter and the evenings turn cooler, but there is a bright spot fluttering in the air. It is the monarch butterfly in the midst of its amazing annual migration south.
August 02, 2010
Although they may look scary, golden silk spiders are not dangerous.
June 01, 2010
A firefly's glow and flashing is how this member of the beetle family mates, defends itself and communicates it is in trouble.
May 03, 2010
Why is spring such a special time for honeybees? It is the time of year when bees swarm to find new homes and pollinate vegetables and fruits.
April 01, 2010
People love to see ladybugs. They are pretty and shiny with tiny, black dots on their little, red bodies. Ladybugs are also orange, yellow and pink.
March 01, 2010
Zebra longwings are black with yellow stripes. Their wings are longer than other butterflies' wings and oval-shaped.
February 01, 2010
Ducks may not be waddling around in your backyard, but you can usually find many swimming and quacking in local ponds.
January 01, 2010
Most gardens and woods look faded and empty in winter. We don't see as many animals as we do in summertime. The cold air makes animals seek warmth under leaves, logs or low-lying branches. However, one animal keeps busy and brightens nature during winter. The Northern cardinal is hard to miss flittering and flying around. He is bright red, so he stands out when perched on bare tree branches.