Collier County Extension is hosting a beekeeping workshop! Workshop presenters include master beekeeper and 4-H agent Trisha Aldridge, food systems agent Jessica Ryals, and commercial horticulture agent Hamutahl Cohen! Together these agents ... READ MORE
Purple martins are the largest swallows in North America and are known for their aerial acrobatics and the glossy purple feathers adoring the males of this species.
Purples martins are migratory and arrive in Collier County in early February. ... READ MORE
Atlantic Tripletail, Lobotes surinamensis
Florida State Record: 40 lbs 13 oz, Ft. Pierce 1998
IGFA World Record: 42 lbs 5 oz, South Africa 1989
For most current tripletail regulations in the Florida please check out this FWC page, for Gulf ... READ MORE
This piece was written by Dr. Lindsey Warner and I stumbled upon the article while checking out the UF Lakewatch Program's awesome newsletter! The sun safety info included was one of the most comprehensive and easy to read summaries I've read ... READ MORE
What is Amorphophallus paeoniifolius?
A novelty plant in Southwest Florida, Amorphophallus paeoniifolius (A. paeoniifolius) is a favorite of eclectic plant collecting gardeners. Examples of common names are Elephant Foot Yam, Sweet Yam, ... READ MORE
Yellowtail Snapper, Ocyurus chrysurus
Florida State Record: 10 lbs 3 oz, Ft. Myers 2015
IGFA World Record: 11 lbs 0 oz, Bermuda 2004
For most current yellowtail snapper regulations please check out this FWC page, Gulf Council Fisheries ... READ MORE
Male Hogfish. Note the darker pigmentation on the face and steeper sloping head when compared to a female of this species.
Hogfish, Lachnolaimus maximus
Florida State Record: 19 lbs 8 oz, Daytona 1962
IGFA World Record: 21 lbs 15 oz, ... READ MORE
Northern Red Snapper, Lutjanus campechanus
Florida State Record: 46 lbs 8 oz, Destin 1985
IGFA World Record: 50 lbs 4 oz, Louisiana 1996
For most current red snapper regulations please check out this the FWC snapper page, Gulf Council Fisheries ... READ MORE
Florida leads the nation with many impressive statistics such as having the most IGFA fishing world records (925), being the state with most amount of coastline in the lower 48 (1,350 miles) and having more boats registered here than any other ... READ MORE
Beginning January 2021, NOAA Fisheries is implementing a new reporting requirement for federally permitted South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico for-hire fishing vessels called the Southeast For- Hire Electronic Reporting Program. The official start ... READ MORE