Class of 2020

The 2020 Volunteer Nature Stewardship class began on Saturday, January 18, 2020 and included a nature walk at south Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA). ┬áSpecial thanks Mate, our walk mascot, the woodle pictured at the lower right. Special thanks to…

It’s National Mosquito Control Awareness Week 2017!

Did you know that the Roundhouse at the Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory (FMEL), University of Florida, pictured above, was built to study the flight behavior of mosquitoes? Mosquitoes are more deadly than humans ... Always protect yourself against mosquito biting:…

World Mosquito Day

Today, 8/20/2016, is not only National Honeybee Day. It also is World Mosquito Day. Until the recent emergence of Zika virus in the western hemisphere, mosquito-borne disease has not garnered much media attention. Now, Zika is in our national &…

Life in the Treetops & Pits

Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory (FMEL) Professor Emeritus Dr. George O'Meara presented Life in the Pits and Treetops to the 2016 volunteer nature stewardship class on Saturday, 2/6/2016, shown above outside the FMEL Boathouse. Taking a top down approach, Dr. O'Meara…