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Tag: Natural Resources

Six Simple Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

The annual celebration of Earth Day promotes the message that everyone can contribute in a positive way to help preserve and restore our earth’s precious resources.  Here are five (no, six!) actions you can take that will positively… Read More

Water Wednesday Preview Blog – Water: Florida’s Lifeblood

#WaterWednesday is a weekly webinar at Facebook Live for Floridians interested in learning more about Florida’s most precious natural resource: water! This week’s topic is Water: Florida’s Lifeblood. Water Wednesday in April will feature Water Conservation. We will… Read More

When is a permit needed to pull the weeds in my lakefront?

By Kelli Gladding, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) Biological Scientist  Spring has sprung in Florida and now is the time to get ready for outdoor activities! Though never fun, it may be important to pull those… Read More

BACKYARD BIRDING: VIRTUAL CLASSES INTRODUCE EDUCATIONAL HOBBY TO RESIDENTS

K. Stump, UF/IFAS Extension, Osceola County, Kissimmee, FL 34744 Situation: The COVID-19 pandemic left many residents looking for positive and engaging activities to do at home. Birding involves making and recording observations of bird species. It enhances environmental… Read More

SUCCESSFULLY TAKING THE CENTRAL FLORIDA CISMA GRASSES WORKSHOP VIRTUAL

T. McIntyre, and M. Pinkerton UF/IFAS Extension, Seminole County, Sanford, FL. Situation: The Central Florida Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CFCISMA) membership is made up of land managers, Fl. Dept. of Ag. and Consumer Services pesticide license holders,… Read More

SUPERHEROES OF THE SEA

B.J. Hall-Scharf, UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County, Brooksville, Florida, and B. Heres, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, St. Petersburg, Florida. Situation: Horseshoe crabs (Limulus polyphemus) are ancient superheroes still walking our beaches today. Besides being a popular prey item… Read More

Florida Bellflower – Wild Weeds

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Florida Bellflower Campanula floridana The Florida Bellflower is a perennial wildflower found in moist areas like meadows, pond/marsh/stream margins, and on roadsides. The violet flowers bloom in spring and attract bees,… Read More

Pickerelweed… Friend of Foe?

I often get calls on how to control pickerelweed. Although this beautiful aquatic plant is a Florida native, it can spread prolifically leaving pond owners with the assumption that it’s an invasive weed. Invasive plants are non-native species… Read More