Category: Natural Resources

Spring 2018 Nature Coast Master Naturalist Courses

a shoreline with transplanted marsh grass

A Perfect Backdrop for Learning Florida’s Nature Coast provides an ideal natural classroom. Even the casual onlooker will easily observe diverse ecological interactions. Dolphins feeding along oyster bars, black skimmers flocking along the beach, and white ibis flying… Read More

Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch Summary 2017

Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch

Dedicated volunteers drive the program Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch (FHCW) is a citizen science program that is quickly becoming established along Florida’s coast. The fall 2017 sampling season (Sept-Oct 2017) was the 4th round of horseshoe crab nesting… Read More

NCBS Intern Report: Joe Rains Beach Living Shoreline

a shoreline with transplanted marsh grass

NCBS Intern Report By: Kacey Aukema, Intern with UF IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station and Dr. Mark Clark in UF’s Soil and Water Science Department Testing planting strategies for better living shorelines I had the opportunity to work with… Read More

NCBS Intern Report: Fisheries Independent Monitoring

NCBS intern Courtney S holding a grouper on a FIM offshore trip

NCBS Intern Report By: Courtney Stachowiak, Intern with the UF IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station and FWC’s Fisheries Independent Monitoring Program in Cedar Key Getting a start in Fisheries Science This summer I had the privilege of working… Read More

NCBS Intern Report: Paddle Guides for Saltwater Fishing off Cedar Key

NCBS Intern Report by: Will Wolfson, Intern with UF IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station and the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge Creating Self-Guided Paddle Guides for Fishing in the Nature Coast In the summer of 2017, I was hired… Read More

NCBS Intern Report: Human Dimensions of Scalloping and Boating in Florida’s Nature Coast

interns Alec and Kimberly kayaking in Three Sisters Springs

NCBS Intern Report by: Kimberly Magee, Intern with UF IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station and Dr. Savanna Barry The Dynamic Intern Duo Many people who have worked with the public probably have a pretty bleak opinion of people. However,… Read More