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Category: Recreation

Student uses Andes Mountain Hike for Class Project

A student majoring in Environmental Management of Agricultural and Natural Resources used a hike in the Andes Mountains this spring to complete a class project. Sarah Birkmire was taking GIS for Soil and Water Science (SWS 4720C) when… Read More

Bird Watching Series: Songbirds (Part 1)

This week is all about songbirds! There are many other songbirds in Central Florida you can identify, but here are a few we can practice this week.  Have you been following along with our weekly Bird Watching Series? I… Read More

Amberjacks? A Complete Guide Of What You Need To Know Before The Season Opens.

Greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili) season is opening this Friday May 1-31st and again August 1st– October 31st in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters here in Florida (regulations here). I thought this would be the perfect opportunity… Read More

Pinellas Parks and Preserves are Open for Socially-Distant Recreation

While the beaches in Pinellas County are gaining a lot of press, County Parks and Preserves have remained open for recreational exercise, with limited amenities, during the duration of the “Safer at Home” County Order . “Under the… Read More

COVID Cane Toad Removal

With many Floridians following the Governor’s safer at home order, homeowners have gotten to know their yard and neighborhood landscaping extremely well! One activity you can participate in while on your walks is the removal of invasive cane… Read More

New Online FMNP Courses Available

If you are interested in taking Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) courses, you still can – FMNP courses are being offered online. Unless otherwise noted, the online courses will still include field trips and/or in-person activities, but these… Read More

Exercise Outlet in Local Escambia Extension Gardens

Many local residents are safely utilizing the walking track at the Escambia County Extension office located at 3740 Stefani Road, Cantonment. A portion of the track runs directly in front of the Demonstration Gardens, which are developed and… Read More

Year-Round Lobster Season in Southwest Florida?!

Year-round lobster seasons?! Besides the Caribbean spiny lobster (Pannulirus argus), there are 3 other commonly found species of lobster in Florida, the spotted spiny lobster (Panulrius guttatus), Spanish lobster (Scyllarides aequinoctialis) and the ridged slipper lobster (Scyllarides nodifer)…. Read More

UF surveys to identify impact of pandemic on Florida’s agriculture and marine industries

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With agriculture and marine industries occupying a large portion of Florida’s economy, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) wants to better understand how measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19… Read More