Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Watch out for stings and bites when clearing after a storm

IFAS posted an interesting story this week about some of the problems that can be caused by big storms and the disruption they cause to bees and other critters who may live near you. If their trees are blown down or if their regular habitat is flooded out, they may try to find a different place to live. That means piles of brush or debris could become a new home for them, serving as a potential source of danger if you are allergic to bees or get bitten by a poisonous snake.  You can read more about it and learn some common sense steps to take at http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/11/16/beasts-that-bite-and-things-that-sting/.

Source: Orangeaurochs, Commons WIkimedia