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2021 Updated UF/IFAS Hurricane and Disaster Information

Hurricane Preparedness

The UF/IFAS Disaster Preparation & Recovery website offers resources to help Floridians prepare for and deal with natural disasters. From hurricanes to floods, tornados to thunderstorms, natural disasters can impact our lives with little notice…. Read More

Proper hand washing hygiene resources (corona virus COVID-19)

Handwashing

UF/IFAS Extension has hand washing posters available for download: Proper Hand Washing for School Children (1.38MB PDF) Proper Hand Washing for Elders (1.22MB PDF) Proper Hand Washing for Caregivers (1.38MB PDF) Proper Hand Washing for… Read More

Roseate Spoonbill in Florida

Roseate Spoonbill

Roseate Spoonbill in Florida Genus and Species: Platalea ajaja Listing Status from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Federal Status: Not listed FL Status: State-designated Threatened FNAI Ranks: G5/S2 (Globally: Demonstrably Secure/ State: Imperiled) IUCN Status: LC (Least… Read More

Try my Super-secret Mango Guacamole Recipe for National Guacamole Day 2021

Guacamole

National Guacamole Day is September 16, 2021, and I thought it would be a good time to divulge my super-secret mango guacamole recipe.  Its sweet, spicy, and tasty.  Its a source of monounsaturated fats which… Read More

Florida Master Naturalist Program Graduate Spotlight

Buckeye Butterfly

We’re highlighting all things Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) in 2021 as the program marks its 20th anniversary.  Our graduates are our greatest success stories.  This blog highlights Florida Master Naturalist 20th Anniversary Graduate Successes in… Read More

Florida Master Naturalist 20th Anniversary Graduate Spotlight on Eva Ries-St. Lucie County Public Lands Coordinator for Audubon Florida’s JayWatch

Florida Scrub Jay

The Florida Master Naturalist marks an important 20th anniversary in 2021.  We’re highlighting successes of the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) as part of this celebration. This blog features my interview with Florida Master Naturalist… Read More

Papaya Disease: Anthracnose

One of the important pathogens that cause anthracnose disease on papaya is Colletotrichum gloeosporiodes. Anthracnose disease is a common disease on many tropical and subtropical fruits in Florida such as mango. The management of this… Read More