The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host several public technical assistance workshops regarding iguanas in the Florida Keys, starting with a Dec. 13 public workshop in Marathon, Fla., from 5 to 8 p.m. local time. Green iguanas and black spiny-tailed iguanas are large, nonnative lizards that have reproducing populations in the Florida Keys; they can be a nuisance to homeowners by damaging landscape plants and gardens, leaving droppings in yards and pools, and causing property damage by digging burrows, according to the agency. Click on the following paragraph to access the full story.
“Iguanas may impact sensitive natural resources in the Keys, but we do not know the extent of the threat,” said Sarah Funck, who leads FWC’s Nonnative Fish and Wildlife Program. “These workshops will help empower homeowners to manage this nonnative species on their own property.”