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Category: Natural Resources

Florida’s Natural Melody: Landscape Patterns and Stream Health

Florida’s Natural Melody Have you ever gone paddling on a local spring run or river and sat silently listening to the wind, bird songs, rustling leaves, or lapping sounds of water along the bank-especially in the early morning?… Read More

Thistle – Wild Weeds

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Thistle Cirsium sp. & others Thistles are the bane of any pasture owners existence, but they also frequently occur on roadsides, ditchbanks, and forest hiking trails. Thistles are a bi-annual plant, meaning… Read More

Sarasota County Sustainability: 2019 Year in Review

2019 Year in Review By: SOPHIA MOUNDOUS Sustainability Assistant, UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County This month, we are not only celebrating the excitement of a new year and decade, but also the many accomplishments of Sarasota County Sustainability in… Read More

Sea Grant Notes – Jan 31, 2020

January 31, 2019                                   Sea Grant Notes     2020 EMBRACE THE GULF – The Fish https://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/escambiaco/2020/01/28/embrace-the-gulf-2020-fish/.   2020 YEAR OF THE TURTLE – The Snapping Turtles https://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/escambiaco/2020/01/24/2020-year-of-the-turtle-the-snapping-turtles/.   WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR PRIVATE WELL WATER TESTED? http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/nat/…. Read More

UF launches new online graduate certificate program addressing nuisance plants

As a youngster growing up in Buffalo, New York, Mike Sowinski wanted to work with bald eagles. Through his college biology and fisheries management courses, he became interested in what the birds eat – fish. Sowinski established a… Read More