Imagine walking through the woods, enjoying the fresh air and birdsong, when you notice a twig just dangling midair. On first glance, you might presume it is stuck in a vine or a large spider web. However, this material is thinner than a vine ... READ MORE
It looks just like Fort Pickens. The arches, the bricks, the cannons, the individual rooms--until you look out the windows and see tropical vegetation and water adjacent to the walls. These photos were not taken on Pensacola Beach, but at ... READ MORE
I became familiar with the term “gabion” 20 years ago when I worked for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, when helping people manage ongoing erosion problems was an almost-daily task. Northwest Florida's soils are often ... READ MORE
Caterpillars are top candidates for the hide and seek champions of the world. Fat, juicy morsels for birds, lizards, and small mammals, they are vulnerable prey for hundreds of would-be predators. Possessing no wings (until they metamorphosize ... READ MORE
The UF/IFAS Escambia County Extension is hosting a Master Gardener Volunteer open house and information session Tuesday, June 8 at 9 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. at 3740 Stefani Road, Cantonment, FL.
Register for one of the 30 minute sessions.
Each ... READ MORE
This past weekend, March 26 and 27, 2021, 4-H and FFA youth competed at the Gulf Coast Agriculture and Natural Resources Youth Organization’s spring livestock show and auction. Youth exhibited chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs, pigs, sheep, goats, ... READ MORE
There are an estimated 2 million species of animals on our planet. 1.3 million (65%) are invertebrates – animals that lack backbones – 1 million (50%) are insects. These animals cover all parts of the Earth. From the coldest mountain ... READ MORE
Adenosine triphosphate (ATP)…
This is the “fuel” molecule for life. Both plants and animals need it to sustain their existence. However, ATP cannot be acquired from the environment. It must be synthesized within the cells. To synthesize ... READ MORE
The ocean IS in motion. We know this just from our experience swimming in it. The waves push us back to the beach only to suck us back towards the ocean. We can toss a ball out there and watch it come in and roll out, all the while it's moving ... READ MORE
The Extension Council Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 5:30 pm, will be held by Zoom meeting. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a link to the meeting, along with the meeting agenda and backup documents. READ MORE