UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension booth @ Cedar Key

Master Gardeners share UF resaserched based horticulture during Cedar Key Seafood Festival.

Visit UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension booth at 49th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival, October 20th and 21st, 9-5 pm.  Extension Master Gardeners love to “talk plants.” Share photos of your flowering pride and joy,… Read More

Redeeming a seawall

seawall with reef balls in front at the UF IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station

Shoreline armoring Most Floridians already know about the loss and degradation of our coastal habitats. One of the major causes of coastal habitat loss is shoreline armoring. Shoreline armoring, or hardening, occurs when seawalls, bulkheads, and large rocks… Read More

Will This Kill My Tree?

Moth larvae spin loose webs in outer sections of hardwood canopy.

An up close view reveals dozens of hairy, inch long caterpillar, twitching within the fine webbing. Twigs, stems, skeletonized leaves and excrement were visible. Left alone, will these fall webworm kill our young pecan tree? Is this a… Read More

2018 Cedar Key Coastal Cleanup

Please join us for a fun-filled day of helping our coast! The International Coastal Cleanup is an annual event organized by the Ocean Conservancy – the Cedar Key community has been participating for over 10 years! Please come… Read More

How are we doing after 50+ years of oyster restoration in the US?

Oyster beds off of the coast of Cedar Key, Florida.

If you are like me, you have heard a lot of buzz lately about oyster restoration efforts. But did you know that oyster restoration has been going on in the United States since at least 1964? What have… Read More

New Recreational Scalloping Resource

A boat and the text Scalloping Best Practices

Scalloping – From the Boat to Your Plate Scallop season is still going strong in the Nature Coast! But did you know there is a lot more to scalloping than just finding the scallops? There’s a lot to… Read More