The Gulf Frittilary Butterfly

by Evan Anderson Horticulture Agent, Courtesy of UF IFAS Extension Migratory animals are no stranger to our neck of the woods. Every year, Florida is host to countless creatures as they make their way from one place to another in search of food, nesting sites, or just a change of scene. From hummingbirds to manatees, […]

The Long Flight South

by Sheila Dunning, Courtesy of UF IFAS Extension In the fall of the year, North American monarch butterflies travel from their summer breeding grounds to overwintering location. Those from east of the Rocky Mountains, travel up to an astonishing 3,000 miles to central Mexico. Unlike summer generations that only live for two to six weeks as […]