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Atala Butterfly

The Florida atala butterfly (Eumaeus atala Poey) is a beautiful, somewhat rare hairstreak butterfly characterized by satiny black wings featuring an iridescent turquois shimmer. It was thought to be extinct due to overharvest of its host plant, Zamia… Read More

Peters’s Rock Agama “Rainbow Lizards” on the Treasure Coast: A Florida Master Naturalist Final Project

Rainbow agama

For their Florida Master Naturalist Uplands course final project, Marko Sillanpaa and Chloe Lloyd conducted observational research on Peters’s rock agama on the Florida Treasure Coast.  I served as overall course instructor and Ellen Butler served as their final… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Partners with Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie on COVID-19 Outreach to Ag Communities

Handwashing

The April 17, 2020 COVID-19 advisory produced by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security identifies food and agricultural production systems as critical infrastructure in the U.S. Locally, the UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County is partnering with the Florida… Read More

Fort Pierce Inlet State Park and Audubon of Martin County Commit to Conservation of Rare Atala Butterflies

Florida Atala Butterfly

Congratulations to Fort Pierce Inlet State Park in St. Lucie County and Audubon of Martin County for proclaiming commitment to conserve rare atala butterflies on their properties.  A new program initiated by the UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County… Read More

UF/IFAS Faculty Celebrate Successful Completion of the Air Potato Biological Control Extension Program

Air Potato Leaf Beetles

Research and extension faculty with UF/IFAS have reached successful completion of the five-year Air Potato Biological Control Extension Program. UF/IFAS project partners are: Dr. Carey Minteer (lead) with the Indian River Research and Education Center and Ken Gioeli… Read More

2020 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. But there are… Read More