Tag Archive: Nature’s

Dodder: Vampire Plant or Nature’s Own Genetic Modification Organism?

Dodder vines covering an oak seedling. The vines always wrap counterclockwise.Photo Credit: Jed Dillard Vampires of all types and genetic modifications are hot topics these days, and a common, but uncommon looking and acting Florida weed may have combined the two subjects. Dodder, a native invasive, parasitic plant, reproduces by seed but does not have enough …

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Permanent link to this article: http://franklin.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2015/07/13/dodder-vampire-plant-or-natures-own-genetic-modification-organism/

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://franklin.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2014/02/03/florida-snow-natures-reminder-to-enhance-backyard-wildlife-habitat/