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Are Your Trees Ready for the Hurricane Season?

Hurricane season started on June 1st. Are you sure your trees are in good shape? When was the last time you pruned them? How does the root system look? Do they have any broken or dead branches? How… Read More

Tropical Fruit–Avocado

Tropical Fruit at a Glance–Avocado by Jeff Wasielewski, Laura Vasquez and Jonathan H. Crane Common name: Avocado Botanical name: Persea americana Family: Lauraceae Worthwhile varieties: Russell, Monroe, Simmonds, Donnie, Choquette, Miguel, and more About the fruit: The avocado… Read More

Tropical Fruit–Jackfruit

Tropical Fruit at a Glance–Jackfruit by Jeff Wasielewski, Laura Vasquez and Jonathan H. Crane Common name: Jackfruit Botanical name: Artocarpus heterophyllus Family: Moraceae Worthwhile varieties: NS1, J-31, J-30, Gold Nugget About the fruit: Jackfruit is the largest tree… Read More

Florida Butterfly Gardening

Florida is home to nearly 200 species of butterflies. Attract butterflies to your garden by planting a variety of larval host plants for caterpillars and nectar plants for adult butterflies. Butterflies are entertaining to watch and help pollinate… Read More

Florida Master Naturalist Graduates Are Blogging and Vlogging

As the Florida Master Naturalist Program celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2021, we are taking a look at successes. Of course, our graduates are our greatest successes.  At last count, we estimated well over 600 students graduated through… Read More

2020-21 Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Award and Scholarship Winners

SCHOLARSHIPS  WEC Undergraduate Spring Scholarships $1,000 WEC Working Student Scholarship – Kiley Kneynsberg $1,000 Nancy C. K. Looney – Lexie Scott $1,000 Nancy C. K. Looney – Tristen Ladika $1,000 Monica Stokely Memorial Scholarship – Alison Pager $1,000… Read More