Tag Archive: Giant

NISAW 2016 – Working together to remove Giant Salvinia (Salvinia molesta) from Northwest Florida

  Giant Salvinia mats completely covering Bay County pond. This fast growing invasive can double in size every week! Photo by L. Scott Jackson   Matthew Phillips and Scott Jackson – UF/IFAS Extension and Research works with many partners supporting invasive species management actions and strategies across Florida. One key partner is the Florida Fish & …

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The Giant Banana Spiders – part of our panhandle summer

The elongated body of the Golden Orb Weaver. Photo: Molly O’Connor TELL ME NO!  Please tell me these huge spiders are not a part of our summer. People are afraid snakes… that’s a given – but there are just as many afraid of spiders.  Honestly, after years of leading field hikes into the north Florida …

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Permanent link to this article: http://franklin.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2015/08/09/the-giant-banana-spiders-part-of-our-panhandle-summer/