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Weekly “What is it?”: Gulf Breeze Wetlands Boardwalk & Trails


December 14, 2022

I am always on the lookout for easily accessible places to get out into nature. Much of my job entails leading other people outdoors and teaching them more about what they're seeing. I've found in my years with Extension that if someone ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Coastal Wildlife, Environmental Education, Hiking, Snakes, Trees, Weekly What Is It

Weekly “What is it?”: The Florida Trail


October 12, 2022

Most of us are familiar with the Appalachian Trail, the popular hiking route that follows the mountains from Maine for nearly 2200 miles to north Georgia. But did you know you could set off from Fort Pickens at Pensacola Beach and follow ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Coastal Wildlife, Habitat Conservation, Hiking, Shrubs, Weekly What Is It, Wildlife

Weekly “What is it?”: Coastal groundcherry


October 5, 2022

Back in the day, pirates would scour the beaches for hidden treasure. On a recent trip out with a group of botanists and biologists, we combed the dunes of Perdido Key for a specific plant that hosts a rare bee species. While not gold doubloons, ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Coastal Wildlife, Edibles, Florida Panhandle, Habitat Conservation, Weekly What Is It

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