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Category: Conservation

Living fossils saving lives

The COVID-19 vaccine has slowly rolled out to states across the country. Behind the scenes an ancient marine creature with ten eyes, twelve legs and magical, milky blue blood is being utilized worldwide for testing… Read More

A Demonstration Living Shoreline for Northeast Florida

As Florida braces for more storms and hurricanes battering our coasts, “living shorelines” are a term you might begin to hear more. They are a method utilized to protect and stabilize shorelines from erosion using… Read More

Coastal Invaders: Mother of Millions

Among the sandy dunes of northeast Florida, there’s a plant quietly replicating itself. It outcompetes our native beach species slowly altering the ecology. Mother of Millions (Kalanchoe x houghtonii) or sometimes called Chandelier plant, produces… Read More

During the outbreak be like a gopher tortoise, stay in your burrow

Gopher Tortoises Spend Eighty Percent of Their Time in Burrows You may have been driving down a road in the middle of nowhere Florida and noticed a large tortoise crossing. It most likely was a… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local… Read More

Tumbleweed invading beach dunes

When I hear the word tumbleweed, an image of a dry brittle plant tumbling across a barren road of an arid desert scene pops into my head. Not the image of a prickly plant patching… Read More

Oyster Gardens, Coming to a Dock Near You

“It was a bold man who first ate an oyster,” said writer and satirist Jonathan Swift. Historically in many parts of Florida, oysters were once harvested and consumed, but today those areas are few and… Read More