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For Endangered Butterfly, Golf Courses To Provide Essential Habitat

Published: Nov 30th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — University of Florida researchers have found an unusual ally in their efforts to re-create rare native habitat for an endangered butterfly in the Florida Keys: golf courses.

UF Research: Underground Rivers, Springs Not The “Pipes” They Appear

Published: Nov 23rd, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Rivers and streams in north Florida have a curious habit of disappearing into the ground, only to reemerge elsewhere, a result of the porous rock formations that lie not far beneath the ground.

Invasive Plant Lays Claim To Wild Areas Of South Florida

Published: Nov 12th, 1999

LOXAHATCHEE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE—An exotic vine that already covers 40,000 acres of South Florida wilderness is on the brink of an expansion that could make it the worst weed threat yet to Florida’s native plants, University of Florida researchers say.

Easily Overlooked, ‘Minor’ Invasive Plants Also A Big Problem

Published: Nov 12th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — With its deep green leaves and small blooms, white-flowered wandering jew is an attractive ground cover often seen in yards throughout Florida.