Species Spotlight: KNIGHT ANOLE

Knight Anoles, native to Cuba, are being spotted more and more throughout South and Southwest Florida. Larger than the green and brown anoles most Floridians are familiar with, Knight Anoles can reach 13 to 20 inches in length (they are often thought to be small iguanas). They are bright green with a yellow or white stripe over the eye and the shoulder. Eating primarily insects and small lizards, they also sometimes prey upon frogs and nestling birds.
While little can be done to control them once they become locally-established, homeowners and landscapers should be aware of this species to avoid spreading them to new locations.  Audubon Florida encourages the use of IveGot1 to report sightings of Knight Anoles to help track their spread.
You can help early detection and tracking efforts by reporting any non-native species you see online or using your smartphone (call 1-888-IVE-GOT-1 if you have a live animal in front of you).
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P3 Eco-Challenge winner SNC volunteer Rachel

 About the P3 Eco-Challenge

The Broward PEco-Challenge engages and rewards traditional BCPS schools, teachers, students, administrators, and volunteers in learning about and implementing environmentally sustainable measures and green initiatives within their schools and communities.

This initiative is a multi-divisional and organizational effort that supports STEM programs in our schools.  STEM and Instructional Resources Department of Instruction and Interventions Division, Physical Plant Operations Division, and Information Technology Department of BCPS, and their partners, Broward County Natural Resources Planning and Management Division and the Environmental Education Council of Broward County are operating as partners to execute this initiative.

she won first place!

Students – Elementary
Trophy Rachel Supnick Manatee Bay Elementary eReader, Watch Out, Ivybook

her teacher also won!

Educator- Elementary

Runner-Up certif. Andrea Perez Manatee Bay Elementary eReader, 1 Red & Blue Sciencesaurus, Gardening for Grades book, Watch Out, Ivybook

Her School was also nominated

Manatee Bay Elementary School Wacky Wild Science Program