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Category: Natural Resources

Northern Gulf Salt Marshes: Vital for Many Reasons

Different plant zones are plainly visible here between cordgrass and needlerush patches.

Franklin County is fortunate to have an abundance of salt marshes fringing our coastal environs. Although this habitat may not receive the appreciation it deserves by those seeking a white-sandy beach, it is intricately linked with many of… Read More

Wildflowers and Native Plants Sept

Water hose feat 1, Artwork designed by Patricia Standeford

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Dan Dobbins Water Resources Florida’s water resources are being challenged by the rapid increase of new residents who employ traditional land use practices. The urban standard of a manicured lawn, so popular with homeowner… Read More

Herbs – Come Join Us

Weed Lady Herb feat

Free Presentation on   The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information, and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to… Read More

Panhandle Outdoor Live: 2019 Springs Tour

The UF/IFAS Northwest Extension District Panhandle Outdoors LIVE team invites you to travel to three local springs: Vortex, Ponce de Leon, and Morrison Springs on August 21, 2019. The goal of the day is to learn about spring… Read More

Neither A Sea Turtle nor a River Cooter: Our Special Coastal Terrapin

Most residents of our area have never encountered this beautiful aquatic reptile the Diamondback Coastal Terrapin. Population numbers are small, and they live in a very narrow band of habitat where our coastal salt marshes and sea grass… Read More