Don’t miss your chance at a reduced-rate registration for the 12th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop, set for Nov. 30 at the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida Event and Conference Center, 4750 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota. Oct. 30 is the… Read More
Q: Are cows good for the environment? A: Yes, cows utilize land that cannot be used for anything else in food production. Cows are excellent recyclers, the grass they eat nourishes their bodies and what nutrients are not… Read More
By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Even without Hurricane Irma, 2017 in Wakulla County had ample rain. Along with being a benefit to farmers and homeowners, the rains replenished the rivers, ponds and swamps. No doubt… Read More
Canals have crossed the Everglades since pre-Columbian times, but its modern canals are wider, deeper and hundreds of kilometers longer than any that existed previously. Because of their size and prominence, canals have shaped and changed the area’s… Read More
Florida provides many opportunities to enjoy nature. Those who like hiking, camping or swimming may have been acquainted with the many species of snakes native to the state—46 to be exact. While this number may scare some people, only… Read More
Bats have had a bad reputation as blood-sucking flying rodents for years, but some facts about these nocturnal creatures may surprise you.
Allergies are often associated with the spring, but they are just as prevalent in the fall. In fact, during this season, plants, molds and dust mites produce allergens known as seasonal allergic rhinitis or hay fever.
Woodlands and rangelands are important to both our economy and environment. Photo by Judy Ludlow Most of us living in panhandle Florida recognize that our farmers and ranchers are committed to sustainable production of food, fiber, and fuel… Read More
I moved to Florida thirteen years ago and instantly hated it. It was flat, hot and humid with few redeeming qualities. It took about five years and a departure from the urban areas for the beauty to really… Read More
Holly Abeels, Florida Sea Grant Extension Agent Tunicates are found throughout the Indian River Lagoon growing attached to mangrove roots, pilings, oyster reefs, and any hard substance they can find every spring and into the summer. They are… Read More