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Hillsborough 4-H: Looking Four-ward to a New Year!

Hillsborough 4-H: Looking Four-ward to a New Year! Hillsborough County 4-H’ers are resilient!  With so many changes brought on by COVID-19, 4-H clubs held virtual meetings, club leaders made sure everyone participated and felt included, youth did social… Read More

Florida-Friendly Wildflowers 3-part Educational Series

Why Wildflowers? Loss of biodiversity is one of the major threats to the world. Pollen nectar provide food for insects, which help to pollinate our food crops, eat pests, and provide food for other wildlife. You can be… Read More

Roseate Spoonbill in Florida

Roseate Spoonbill in Florida Genus and Species: Platalea ajaja Listing Status from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Federal Status: Not listed FL Status: State-designated Threatened FNAI Ranks: G5/S2 (Globally: Demonstrably Secure/ State: Imperiled) IUCN Status: LC (Least Concern) Roseate spoonbill… Read More

Florida Master Naturalist 20th Anniversary Graduate Spotlight on Eva Ries-St. Lucie County Public Lands Coordinator for Audubon Florida’s JayWatch

The Florida Master Naturalist marks an important 20th anniversary in 2021.  We’re highlighting successes of the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) as part of this celebration. This blog features my interview with Florida Master Naturalist Eva Ries –… Read More

Tropical Fruit–Longan

Tropical Fruit at a Glance–Longan by Jeff Wasielewski, Laura Vasquez and Jonathan H. Crane Common name: Longan Botanical name: Dimocarpus longan Family: Sapindaceae Good varieties: Kohala About the fruit: The longan peel is a dull brown and has… Read More

The Orange County 4-H Program Needs You

The Orange County 4-H Program needs you! The most meaningful way that the 4-H Program serves kids across America is through our community clubs. For more than 100 years these clubs have been led by a dedicated army… Read More

Non-native Invasive Plants Common to Central Florida

Part of having a Florida-Friendly landscape is following principle #1, Right Plant, Right Place. Criteria for being the right plant for the right place includes: • Suitable for our climate (Central Florida is USDA Hardiness Zone 9B) •… Read More