100 years ago, in 1923, the incredibly forward-thinking members of the Avondale Garden Circle began planting native species in a park that the City of Jacksonville set aside in the 1921 plat of the Avondale neighborhood. Their goal was to ... READ MORE
When I graduated as a forester 37 years ago, the northern range of mangrove trees in coastal waters was about the Merritt Island area roughly 100 miles south of here. However, with climate change reducing the number of extreme cold events it ... 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
The Fourteenth State of the River Report (http://www.sjrreport.com) was recently released. The report addresses issues affecting the health of the St. Johns River. The report contains information that should be of interest to homeowners with ... READ MORE
Cat's Claw Vine - Weed of the Week
Cat's Claw vine is a Category 1 Invasive Plant. This woody vine is slowly growing and long lived, with tubers and stolons that form at each node as it creeps across the soil.
Cat's ... READ MORE
Bulrush - Weed of the Week
Bulrush is a native plant that prefers wet areas, such as the edges of ponds and marshes. It is a large sedge that provides food for native birds, but can become a weed nuisance if not managed.
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Brazilian Pepper- Weed of the Week
Brazilian Pepper is a category invasive tree, meaning it can spread into undisturbed sites. It was introduced in the 1800's from South America, and has quickly spread throughout central and south Florida. ... READ MORE
Plant identification, especially grasses, is one of my FAVORITE things to do as an extension agent and plant nerd. I love coming to work and seeing specimens or visiting producers fields and pastures because live samples ... READ MORE
Horseback Riders are out on the trail year round. It is important to take proactive steps in order to have a fun and safe trail riding experience. Check out the edition of the Horse Herald below to learn about what you can do to make your ride ... READ MORE
What would you do if you saw a large 3 to 4 inch snail, like the one in the header, crawling across your driveway? Before you deem something to be detrimental to your landscape, accurate identification is critical. A very small percentage of ... READ MORE