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A controlled burn at Austin Cary Memorial Forest. Photo taken 01-26-19.

Bees and Fire


June 27, 2022

Many people know that bees are the “essential workers” that keep plants in our yards, gardens, and farms healthy, beautiful, and productive. But what about bees in the wild? A new Ask IFAS publication ("Bees and Fire: How does Fire in Longleaf ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Belle Glade, hurricane of 1928. Photos from the Smather's Archives.

Hark! Hurricane Season Approaches


May 17, 2022

Ah, warm weather. Stunning biodiversity. Idyllic spots for basking. These are a few iconic aspects of life in Florida. Unfortunately, so are hurricanes. These large storms and their effects are sometimes taken for granted. Weather-related ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Disaster Preparation, Natural Resources, Work & Life
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering Department, Disaster Preparedness, Evacuation, Family Youth And Community Sciences Department, Hurricane Impacts, Hurricane Preparation, Tropical REC
A controlled burn at Austin Cary Memorial Forest. Photo taken 01-26-19.

Where There’s Fire, There’s Smoke: Air Quality and Prescribed Burning in Florida


April 24, 2022

The hazy skies, the smell of smoke in the air, and, for some, irritated eyes or a scratchy throat. Living in Florida, most of us are familiar with the downsides of a wildfire nearby. If the fire is large enough, it might not even need to be ... READ MORE

Category: Forests
Tags: Adam C. Watts, Austin K. Dixon, David R. Godwin, Leda N. Kobziar, Martha C. Monroe, Prescribed Burning, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences
Urban forestry in Tampa Bay, Florida.

Urban Trees, Pollen, and Allergenicity


April 4, 2022

Today is the day. A friend who moved away years ago is returning for a visit, and you can hardly wait to get outside with your picnic basket. Until you see it: the coat of pollen all over your car. You and your friend both have allergies. Still, ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Work & Life
Tags: Landscape Trees, Lawn And Garden, Pollen, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Urban Forestry
Pop-up, in-ground sprinkler head and home irrigation system. Photo taken 10-01-20.

Learning about Home Water Use


February 2, 2022

Water is a vital part of everyday life. Florida, with its growing population, has seen an increase in water use. Understanding household water consumption can support conservation efforts. H2OSAV has a series of fact sheets on Ask IFAS that ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Lawn, Money Matters, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering Department, Bradley Spatz, H2OSAV, Kaitlin Olander Robb Price, Nick Taylor, Parker Johnson, Pierce Jones, Tricia Kyzar, Water Use
Large Tree Nympha (Idea leucone). UF/IFAS Photo: Sally Lanigan.

Landscaping Backyards for Wildlife


June 4, 2021

June 5 is World Environment Day. This year, to celebrate, why not think about the wildlife environment of your own backyard—literally? Recently, the article Landscaping Backyards for Wildlife: Top Ten Tips for Success was updated on AskIFAS. ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Wildlife
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Gregg Klowden, Kara N. Youngentob, Mark E. Hostetler, Sarah Webb Miller, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation Department, World Environment Day

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