Category: Natural Resources

UF researcher to study how birds navigate the vast oceans without getting lost

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Seabirds are known for traveling vast distances — as much as 8 million kilometers in a lifetime. But just how these birds navigate over long stretches of open water remains a mystery. Now, thanks to… Read More

The Rafael Crespo Conservation Endowment

UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center The Rafael Crespo Conservation Endowment is a testament to the power of collaborative efforts. Established August 2016, the endowment honors Rafael Crespo Jr., who was the lead biologist for the University’s American Crocodile… Read More

What is happening to the palms?

Over the past year I have had several calls of people concerned about the decline of their iconic Cabbage palms (Sabal palmetto) for no apparent reason. There is a relatively new palm disease that is affecting our cabbage… Read More

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ – Recycle Yard Waste

Mention the word “recycle,” and many people automatically leap to thinking of glass, plastic, paper, aluminum and the range of consumer materials we acquire every day. But there’s another recyclable that many of us overlook, one that plays… Read More

Wildland Fire training offered through Natural Areas Training Academy

The UF/IFAS Extension Natural Areas Training Academy (aka “NATA”) is currently offering 2 National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) training courses taught by experienced Florida prescribed fire managers. The benefit of taking these courses with NATA? We have great instructors!… Read More

Dr. Gullible and Operation Skeeter Stop

  Situation: During 2016, reports about the Zika virus and associated health risks dominated the news throughout the nation, especially in Florida. In response, Hernando County Extension agents participated in the statewide “UF/IFAS 2016 Zika Challenge” program to… Read More