Holy guacamole! Avocados are coming into harvest this time of the year in SWFL and there are many opportunities to try the delicious Florida avocado around town. Avocados, Persea americana Miller, are indigenous to Mexico, Central American ... READ MORE
Reaching More with Nutrition Education
UF/IFAS Extension Collier County on the Southwest Coast of Florida is one of Collier County’s divisions receiving American Rescue Plan (ARP) grant funding provided through the U.S. Department of Treasury ... READ MORE
Atlantic Cubera Snapper, Lutjanus cyanopterus
IGFA World Record: 124 lbs 12 oz, Garden Bank, Louisiana 2007
Florida Record: 116 lbs 6 oz, Clearwater 1979
For most current cubera snapper regulations in the Florida please check out this FWC ... 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
Have backyard chickens or thinking about raising some?
Biosecurity is also known as "Health & Sanitation" and in the video below I outline 10 things you can do keep a healthy flock.
The main goals of biosecurity are to help ... 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