Category: Natural Resources

NISAW 2016 – Tropical Soda Apple

Florida ranchers know Tropical Soda Apple (TSA) as the “Plant from Hell”. It was first noticed in south Florida, but its seeds survive in the digestive tract of animals and it spread north through the movement of hay… Read More

Florida’s First Capital and First High Rise? – Jefferson County’s Letchworth-Love Mounds Archeological State Park

It’s a calm clear weekday in January. There’s a single buzzard soaring above, two squirrels scurrying in the trees and a pileated woodpecker calling in the distance. It’s hard to imagine this site was the capital of civilization… Read More

Integrated Wildlife and Forestry

Florida’s Forest Stewardship Program and the Apalachicola Regional Stewardship Alliance will present a Workshop entitled:  Integrated Wildlife and Forestry on October 15, 2015, from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm ET.  The Workshop will be held at Dixie Plantation… Read More

Dodder: Vampire Plant or Nature’s Own Genetic Modification Organism?

Vampires of all types and genetic modifications are hot topics these days, and a common, but uncommon looking and acting Florida weed may have combined the two subjects. Dodder, a native invasive, parasitic plant, reproduces by seed but… Read More

It’s not just the honeybees!

Honey bees are quite the buzz these days. Reports of population declines and the importance of their role in pollination have caught the country’s attention.  The Northwest District IFAS Beekeepers’ classes have grown by leaps and bounds over… Read More