A yard review is your first step in maintaining all the things that attracted you to Florida in the first place. While gardens are a source of comfort and inspiration to many, they can also be a stressful confusing, expensive place if you ... READ MORE
Recently Moved to Jacksonville, Tonya Ashworth offers new local residents advice as part of her ongoing outreach efforts as the UF/IFAS Extension Agent for Duval County.
If you are one of the many people who have recently ... READ MORE
The heat is on and the cold-blooded reptiles we love to hate are on the move through our landscapes. Scorned throughout history, snakes in Florida are most active through the warm seasons and are present throughout the state.
The reason ... READ MORE
Dealing with Insect Pests in the Landscape
Summer is here, and we see a massive uptick in the numbers of insects on our landscape and garden plants. Fortunately, we have a framework of management strategies to help us deal with them in ... READ MORE
Which came first, the egg or the chicken? The world may never know for sure. There are, however, several young students who could tell you about their adventure hatching chicks. Duval County's 4-H Embryology Project began in February of this ... READ MORE
Jacksonville has the largest urban park system in the United States with over 80,000 acres of parks, nature preserves, athletic fields, playgrounds, dog parks, boat & kayak launches, an arboretum and much more!
The list includes over ... READ MORE
As we round into June, the pest season heats up. Insects, being cold blooded, respond to the warming temperatures by growing rapidly through their life cycles.
Whiteflies are a good example of this. These small pests take about 24 days ... READ MORE
It is mid-June. The weather in Jacksonville | northeast Florida continues to be hot and dry. However, the National Weather Service predicts above average precipitation for June through August. So, what should we homeowners in northeast Florida ... READ MORE
When Lee Belanger, a volunteer at Collier-Seminole State Park wrote in the Fort Myers Florida Weekly, “When is a weed a weed and not a wildflower? Perhaps when it is not wanted or appreciated,” he was thinking about Euphorbia cyathophora ... READ MORE
Nothing is better than finding new ways to impact your community and teaching kids. Both of which we get to do with the new partnership Duval 4-H has with the City of Jacksonville’s community centers. Last fall, we began programming in three ... READ MORE
The Duval County 4-H Foundation was created in 1973 to enhance existing 4-H programs and to initiate new and innovative projects in youth. Each year Duval County 4-H serves local youth through school enrichment, clubs, and summer camps. Through ... READ MORE