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Attracting Wildlife with Unbridled Enthusiasm


May 8, 2020

Wildlife in the Environment "DAD! A BUMBLEBEE!” My son yelled excitingly the other day. Of course, it was a dragonfly, but to my two-year-old son, all flying insects are bumblebees. Five minutes later we found ourselves lifting logs, digging ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Alachua, Attracting Wildlife, Conservation, Ecosystem Services, Environment, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Insects, Landscape, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

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 UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: COVID-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic

Pesticide Applicator Licensing in Florida


February 11, 2020

Pesticide Licensing and Training in Alachua County In order to apply restricted use pesticides in the state of Florida, one must obtain and maintain a pesticide applicator's license. Regulation of these licenses is the responsibility of ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Recreation, Turf,
Tags: License, Pesticide

Florida’s Natural Melody: Landscape Patterns and Stream Health


February 3, 2020

Florida's Natural Melody Have you ever gone paddling on a local spring run or river and sat silently listening to the wind, bird songs, rustling leaves, or lapping sounds of water along the bank-especially in the early morning? These sounds ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife
Tags: Conservation, Ecosystem Services, Environment, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Freshwater, Landscape, Rivers, Springs, Water Bodies

The First Annual Alachua County Farm Bureau Food and Agriculture Festival a Huge Success


January 28, 2020

In an effort to reach a non-agricultural audience, the “Alachua County Farm Bureau Food and Agriculture Festival” was held on Saturday, November 23rd 2019. This event was planned by the District 4 Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Events, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, , Wildlife
Tags: Agriculture, Education

Beyond the Air We Breathe: Supporting Ecosystem Services


November 1, 2019

Ecosystem Services Our environment provides numerous benefits that are vital to our health and economic livelihood. These environmental benefits are called ecosystem services. Ecosystem services are classified into four major categories: regulating, ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Beyond The Air We Breathe, Conservation, Cultural, Ecosystem Services, Environment, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Freshwater, Future, Landscape, Provisional, Regulating, Supporting, Water

Beekeeping Education in Alachua County – Annual Series


October 15, 2019

This blog is updated annually. Scheduling of face-to-face classes will depend on the status of COVID-19 outbreak. In recent years, awareness of honeybees has increased globally. More and more people are interested in learning about honeybees ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Events, Food Safety, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: BeeCollege, Beekeeping, Bees, FarmingAlachua, HBREL

Beyond the Air We Breathe: Cultural Ecosystem Services


September 30, 2019

An Environment of Inspiration Next week I will be backpacking in the Grand Canyon. A group of friends and I are spending five days exploring the canyon; one of the world’s most popular natural wonders. According to the National Park Service, ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, , Water
Tags: Arts, Beyond The Air We Breathe, Conservation, Culture, Design, Ecosystem Services, Environment, Recreation, Sense Of Place, Services, Spirituality, Tourism, Water

Beyond the Air We Breathe: Provisioning Ecosystem Services


September 24, 2019

Introduction This morning I drank coffee and ate a giant bowl of oatmeal with blueberries and honey. Afterward, my family and I decided to go hiking. I put on my wool socks and filled up our reusable water bottles with water. My morning was ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Beyond The Air We Breathe, Conservation, Ecosystem Services, Environment, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food, Freshwater, Future, Provisional, Raw Materials

Beyond the Air We Breathe: Regulating Ecosystem Services


September 24, 2019

A Continued Series If you are currently eating breakfast or enjoying a nice cup of coffee or tea-thank a pollinator. While you are outside today, enjoying the fresh air and shade-thank a tree. These are a couple examples of the nearly innumerable ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Beyond The Air We Breathe, Conservation, Design, Ecosystem Services, Environment, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Future, Pollination, Regulating

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