Category: Natural Resources

DIY Beeswax Food Wraps

DIY Beeswax Food Wraps Did you know…each time you wash your face, brush your teeth, or do laundry, you just might be adding microscopic bits of plastics into the aquatic environment. These tiny particles are called microplastics. They… Read More

To Bee or Not to Bee: A Concerning Question

by Violet Krochmalny, Indian River County Extension Staff Manager We all know about the ongoing struggle of bee colony collapse disorder that has been ravaging populations of our favorite pollinators and you may have asked yourself, is anything being done… Read More

New UF Soil and Water Sciences Chair Sees Opportunity in Florida’s Water Challenges

Above: Matt Whiles conducting research in the field.  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Growing up in the Midwest, Matt Whiles learned quickly that the best place to find his favorite critters—insects, reptiles and amphibians—was around streams and wetlands. Water meant… Read More