Welcome to the second blog of the Florida 101 series. If you haven’t read it yet, go back and check out our first entry on Florida weather.
Understanding tides is vital to being able to appreciate life on the coast! Tides affect ... READ MORE
Welcome to the first blog in the Florida 101 series! This series of blogs will be geared towards introductions to topics that are important to understand when living in coastal Florida. Whether you are one of the 1,000 new residents who ... READ MORE
A common request I get from folks calling the extension office is how they go about getting their pesticide license. The Flagler County Extension Office offers free pesticide testing to the first 5 applicants to register for testing on the 2nd ... READ MORE
Puerto Rico is famous for its bioluminescent bays, but did you know that we have the same organism creating bioluminescence right here in Florida? Each summer, the northern Indian River Lagoon attracts visitors at night for a special sight ... READ MORE
June 8 is World Ocean Day, and we want you to get outside and explore our coastal environment!
One of my favorite places to explore the coast in the area is the River to Sea Preserve at Marineland, located in northern Flagler County. ... READ MORE
Mangroves are an important component of Florida’s coastal ecosystem. They provide habitat for many organisms and protect us from storms. Mangroves have been moving northward in Florida, and it is important all of us around the state ... READ MORE
A living shoreline uses natural materials such as marsh grasses, mangroves, and bags of oyster shell to stabilize the shoreline. Living shorelines prevent erosion while simultaneously restoring habitat. Residents living in coastal areas ... READ MORE
What is Cracker Day?
The Flagler County Cracker Day is an annual event that celebrates the rich cultural heritage of Florida cowmen and cow hunters, also known as Florida Crackers. The early crackers would hunt and round up cows over the wooded ... READ MORE
WHAT IS A PRESCRIBED FIRE?
Prescribed fires, also known as prescribed burns, refer to the controlled application of fire by a team of fire experts under specified weather conditions to restore health to ecosystems that depend on fire. TL;DR: ... READ MORE
The Sunbelt Ag Expo, also known as "North America's Premier Farm Show", is the agricultural-based trade show of the year. The event takes place annually every October in Moultrie, GA. There are over 1200 exhibitors showcasing the latest and ... READ MORE