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Better with Butterflies: Buckeye

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September 6, 2022

Welcome back to our monthly blog in which we discuss a few interesting facts about butterflies in general and a specific type of butterfly each month. Of the six known butterfly families, this month we will address the last two, the brush ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, Wildlife
Tags: Butterflies, Butterfly, Butterfly Garden, Clay County, Florida-Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Pollinators

Better With Butterflies: The Atala

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August 19, 2022

Welcome back to our monthly blog in which we discuss a few interesting facts about butterflies in general and a specific type of butterfly. Of the six known butterfly families, this month we will address the gossamer winged, also known as ... READ MORE

Category: , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Wildlife
Tags: Butterflies, Butterfly, Butterfly Garden, Clay County, Florida-Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Monarch, Native, Pollinator, Pollinators, Wildlife

Better with Butterflies: Pipevine Swallowtail

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May 9, 2022

Welcome back to our monthly blog in which we discuss a few interesting facts about butterflies in general and a specific type of butterfly, focusing this month on the pipevine swallowtail. This month I want to talk about how to distinguish ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Pests & Disease
Tags: Butterflies, Butterfly, Butterfly Garden, Florida-Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Landscaping, Moth, Swallowtail

Better with Butterflies: The Giant Swallowtail

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March 4, 2022

Have you ever noticed that most butterflies have different patterns on the tops and undersides of their wings? The topsides are thought to be colored to attract mates and, in some cases, to warn predators. Since butterflies rest with their wings ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease
Tags: Butterflies, Butterfly, Florida-Friendly, Garden, Gardening, Landscape, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Pollinator, Swallowtail

From the Ground Up workshop set for January 2022

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November 30, 2021

January is not always the nicest of times to be working in a Florida garden. Why not spend the day with Master Gardener Volunteers learning about Northeast Florida gardening and getting ideas to improve your own landscape at the "From the Ground ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease
Tags: Class, Florida-Friendly, Garden, Gardening, Herbs, Hydroponics, Landscape, Landscape Design, Landscaping, Orchids, Workshop

Want to be a Master Gardener? 2021 Course Now Accepting Applications in Clay County!

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February 3, 2021

The time has come to start your application for the 2021 UF/IFAS Extension Clay County Master Gardener Volunteer training! Read below for a big about our awesome group and how to apply! Who We Are The UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Lawn, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer

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

Lots of Lubbers- What do do?

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May 10, 2019

While some garden pests like to hide under leaves, in the soil, or be so small you cannot see them without a microscope, the Lubber Grasshopper stands out wherever it goes. You probably have seen this pest lumbering through your landscape, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease
Tags: Florida-Friendly, Garden, Grasshopper, Integrated Pest Management, Landscaping, Lubber, Master Gardener, Pest, Pesticide, Turf

It’s Fair Time for the Clay County Master Gardener Volunteers

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March 29, 2019

Written by BJ Hausman, UF/IFAS Extension Clay County Master Gardener The 2019 Clay County Agricultural Fair Will take place at the fairgrounds in Green Cove Springs. The dates are Thursday, April 4 thru Saturday, April 13, 2019. This year’s ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Clay County, Clay County Agricultural Fair, Fair, Master Gardener Volunteer

Lacewing Larvae: Don’t Take Out the Trash

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October 2, 2018

I'm not sure about everyone else, but I have some favorite insects I encounter a lot around the garden. Most of these are ones that I see at work to help make the landscape work better such as pollinators and my favorites, the predators. One ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease
Tags: Aphid, Benefical Insect, Biological Control, Florida, Florida-Friendly, Insect, Lacewing, Pest, Pest Control, Pesticide, Trash Bug, Trashbug

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