What is a rain sensor? How does it work? Last Water Wednesday, the Residential Horticulture Agent in Osceola County, Eva Pabon gave us an overview of rain sensors.
Does a blue crab bite or pinch? The front claws of a blue crab are very powerful and are used for defense and feeding. A blue crab’s mouth is a small triangle shaped opening. Blue crabs stuff… Read More
A hurricane is a devastating natural disaster. Loss of life and destruction of property are two things most people think of in the aftermath of a hurricane. New UF/IFAS-led research focuses on how hurricanes impact some inland waters…. Read More
Rainy Season Here at Last The pitterpattering of rain against the window is a soothing and welcome sound here in Sarasota County. Though it may have been painfully dry the past few months, June brings with it the… Read More
Its about being all around healthy I know you’ve learned about exercising your body and I’m certain you’ve thought about how that translates to the garden. Now, what about your mind? Yes, your mind needs attention just as… Read More
Drs. Mark Clark and Lincoln Zotarelli discussed alternative irrigation methods to seepage and their impact on water quality and quantity.
When I was diving a small natural reef in Southwest Florida I stumbled upon a sheepshead (Archosargus probatocephalus) attempting to eat a smooth duck clam (Anatina anatine). It was neat watching this steadfast fish repeatedly pick up and… Read More
Lately, the night sounds in our mid-Panhandle woodlands have reached a crescendo of deafening levels. It is even difficult to identify individual players in the band as everybody gets in on the action at the same time. Most… Read More
June 16 is World Sea Turtle Day. Most readers are probably aware that sea turtles nest on our local beaches during the summer months (May through October). Three species commonly nest on Florida beaches. Over the past five… Read More
Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center are predicting an above-normal hurricane season! An above-normal 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is expected, according to forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. The outlook predicts a 60% chance of an above-normal season,… Read More