Category: Natural Resources

Wildflowers, What’s Blooming: Grass-like Plants

waterlily flower and leaves

Named by Ponce de Leon in 1513, La Florida means “Land of Flowers” — and indeed it is!  Florida has more than 3,600 native and naturalized flowering species. Wildflowers are plants that grow in their natural state with… Read More

Wildflowers, What’s Blooming: Native Milkweeds

waterlily flower and leaves

Named by Ponce de Leon in 1513, La Florida means “Land of Flowers” — and indeed it is!  Florida has more than 3,600 native and naturalized flowering species. Wildflowers are plants that grow in their natural state with… Read More

Wild Weeds – Virginia Creeper

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Virginia Creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia .Virginia Creeper is a vine found in rural and urban areas, climbing up trees, light poles, fences and more. It ranges from a dark brown/purple to green… Read More

Wild Weeds – Morning Glories

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Morning-Glories Ipomea sp. There are about 25 types of  Morning-Glories found in Florida, some native and some not. Morning-glories come in a variety of colors, from purple, pink, blue, red, white… Read More

Ranching: It’s Not Just about the Beef

Cattle ranching has been a pillar in the American community since its founding, but ranching isn’t just about the beef. Nearly 620,000 ranching operations occupy 337 million acres in the US Cattle pastures account for every 1 in… Read More

Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course

Florida Master Gardener

UF/IFAS Extension Baker County is once again offering the Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course. WHO ARE THE MASTER GARDENERS? Master Gardeners are volunteer educators of the horticultural arts and sciences. With training from UF/IFAS Extension, Master Gardeners are active in their communities,… Read More