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Category: Wildlife

What is Residential Landscape Ecology?

What is Residential Landscape Ecology? Recently, I watched what I believe to be a red-shouldered hawk dive into a tree, catch a squirrel, and fly away with another hawk to enjoy their meal. Witnessing this event was amazing…. Read More

Tree Farm Tour & Awards Ceremony: South Prong Plantation

Congratulations to Doug and Teresa Moore for their outstanding forest stewardship and being selected as Florida’s Outstanding Tree Farmers of 2018. Located at the headwaters of the St. Mary’s River in Baker County, South Prong Plantation encompasses over 2,400 acres of pine flatwoods,… Read More

Hernando County Coastal Cleanup

Florida Sea Grant and UF/IFAS Extension in Hernando County are teaming up with local businesses, clubs, and County government to host the 2018 International Coastal Cleanup in Hernando County. This international cleanup began more than 30 years ago… Read More

Milkweed, Food for Butterflies

By David Austin with co-author Master Gardener, Lesa Morey. Milkweed is food for butterflies Milkweed is a plant best known as a specific host plant sought out by certain butterflies; notably the well-known Monarch Butterfly and lesser considered… Read More

Controlled burn in TREC’s Pine Rockland

HOMESTEAD,  Fla. The Tropical Research and Education Center (TREC) has an 8.5-acre fragment of Pine Rockland, one of the most imperiled habitats on earth. Only about 4 percent of Pine Rockland habitat remains in Florida. Periodic fires, which… Read More

We all contribute to nitrogen pollution

NOTE: This is the first post in a series devoted to what you can do to reduce the duration of the next harmful algal bloom. As we endure a terrible red tide outbreak on our coast, coupled with blue-green algae… Read More