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Category: Natural Resources

Wildflowers, What’s Blooming Series: Carnivorous Plants

waterlily flower and leaves

While most plants get eaten by bugs, these plants do the eating!  In this issue of Wildflowers: What’s Blooming, we explore native carnivorous plants of Florida.  These special plants obtain their nutrients from trapping and consuming animals (typically… Read More

Wildflowers, What’s Blooming Series: Plants with Animal Names

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 Series: From Common to Rare

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

Pollinator & Landscape Classes

orange flowers in landscape

The following classes will be offered during March at the Baker County Extension Office:  Gardening for Pollinators & Landscaping for Success March 22        Gardening for Pollinators, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Baker County Extension Office. Learn which plants… Read More

Wild Weeds – American Beautyberry

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month American Beautyberry Callicarpa americana .This large bush makes a statement all year round, particularly during the fall when its berries are beginning to ripen. The bush is often 3-5 feet tall,… Read More

Tree Farm Tour & Awards Ceremony: South Prong Plantation

Congratulations to Doug and Teresa Moore for their outstanding forest stewardship and being selected as Florida’s Outstanding Tree Farmers of 2018. Located at the headwaters of the St. Mary’s River in Baker County, South Prong Plantation encompasses over 2,400 acres of pine flatwoods,… Read More

Native Pollinator Workshop

When people think about pollination, the honey bee immediately comes to mind. But honey bees are not native to the Americas. There are many other native insects that serve as pollinators for 75% of U.S. flowering plant species…. Read More

Florida Forest Stewardship Tours: South Prong Plantation, Baker County

South Prong Plantation is located at the headwaters of the South Prong of the St. Mary’s River in Baker County.  Doug Moore, South Prong owner and manager, purchased this timberland in 2002 because it was close to his… Read More