Tag: nature

Amber’s Adventures: The story of a summer internship

By AMBER LOPATINE Intern, UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County Hi! I’m Amber, and I recently completed my summer internship experience with Sarasota County. Keep reading to learn about my summer adventures in Sustainability and Natural Resources. I have always… Read More

Controlling insects naturally

Summer is the season… for checking landscape plants for insects before they devour your plants with their ravenous appetite.   Conservative estimates state there are over 12,000 species of insects in Florida, so it’s no wonder your hibiscus might… Read More

Saving our feathered friends from window collisions

Have you ever heard that sickening thud as a bird hits your house or office window? Environment Canada ranked window collisions as the second-highest direct human cause of bird deaths in Canada, behind only habitat loss. They estimated that… Read More

For the love of bugs!

“It’s a buggy world” is a sentiment that definitely rings true here in the sunshine state. With a conservative estimate of over 12,000 species of insects in Florida, there seems to be six-legged critters everywhere you look. Have… Read More

UF/IFAS Partners with USDA Forest Service to get Kids in the Woods

By Kim Scotto-Kelley GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Are you worried about your child getting more ‘screen time’ than ‘green time’ this summer? Camp Kids in the Woods, a joint initiative between the UF/IFAS School of Forest Resources and Conservation… Read More

Just hanging around

If you walk around your house you may notice small brown spindle-shaped objects attached to walls, fence posts, or just about anything stationary with a vertical surface. They look like mini scrap-piles of dried grass, twig and bark…. Read More

Best Management Practices for Agriculture Operators: Showing that we Care

 All farmers have a significant role in protecting our natural resources. Science based approaches are being taken around the State of Florida to ensure that there is adequate use of water and the impact of our agricultural practices… Read More