Weaving its quiet path through the most intensely developed portions of Pensacola, it is easy to forget that Carpenter’s Creek is there. Beginning at a springhead near Olive Road (on property recently purchased by the county), the creek ... READ MORE
Six Rivers “Dirty Dozen” Invasive Species
Chinese Tallow (popcorn tree) (Triadica sebifera)
Define Invasive Species: must have all of the following –
Is non-native to the area, in our case northwest Florida
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Based on diversity and species richness, at 80,000 species (maybe more) mollusk are one of the most successful animal phyla on the planet. These creatures are bilateral/coelomates meaning they have a distinct head region and a coelomic cavity. ... READ MORE
Besides a few vines near the foot of the sand dunes, the open beachfront where most visitors spend their time is essentially devoid of plant life. However, incoming waves will wash up and deposit dead plants, shells, algae, seeds, driftwood, ... READ MORE
Strange title right?
Let’s first define Six Rivers CISMA.
CISMA is an acronym for Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area. There are 17 such CISMAs in the state of Florida. Six Rivers is the one found in the far western ... READ MORE
When I joined the Escambia County Extension office as the Sea Grant Agent in 2012, my advisory committee told me that water quality in the Pensacola Bay System was one of their largest concerns. When I asked what about the water concerned them ... READ MORE
For this month our EDRR species is an amphibian often brought our away via trucks transporting ornamental plants from south Florida nurseries.
EDRR Invasive Species
Cuban Treefrog (Osteopilus septentrionalis)
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If you’ve lived in Escambia or Santa Rosa County very long, you have probably seen it while driving along Scenic Highway 90 near the railroad tracks—a tall, upright grass dominating the landscape near the water, often blocking the view ... 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