Tag: School of Forest Resources & Conservation

Celebrating Florida Arbor Day

Did you know that Florida has its own Arbor Day, celebrated on the third Friday of January? While the nationwide celebration occurs in late April, many states observe their own Arbor Day at the start of their tree-planting… Read More

Trait-Based Guidance for Stormwater Pond Plantings

What are Stormwater Ponds: Stormwater ponds are common features of urban landscapes. Recently, members of the SHED Group estimated over 95,000 stormwater ponds in Florida. These human-made ecosystems serve a very important function. They capture stormwater runoff from… Read More

What is Residential Landscape Ecology?

What is Residential Landscape Ecology? Recently, I watched what I believe to be a red-shouldered hawk dive into a tree, catch a squirrel, and fly away with another hawk to enjoy their meal. Witnessing this event was amazing…. Read More

SFRC Stories: Joshua Castro – “Explore, Learn, and Evolve”

The Spark When Joshua Castro (MFRC ‘18) was in third grade, he was transported from his classroom in Stuart, Florida to life in a jungle through the monthly letters from his class PenPal, a Peace Corps volunteer. “Each… Read More