Written by 2023 UF/IFAS NCBS Undergraduate Intern Thaleia Roda
This summer, I had the pleasure of being the Nature Coast Biological Station’s (NCBS) Coastal Ecology Intern under Dr. Mike Allen. Since I was stationed at NCBS, I became ... READ MORE
2024 FLORIDA LAND STEWARD WALL CALENDARS ARE HERE!
It’s that time of year! Request your copy of the 2024 Florida Land Steward wall calendar. An annual land stewardship tradition, the Florida Land Steward calendar features beautiful photography, ... READ MORE
Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month
Prickly Pear Cactus
Prickly Pear Cactus is a perennial succulent, fleshy and armed with two types of barbed bristles. This cactus has long, fixed spines, and glochids or hairlike ... READ MORE
Hello Avid Readers! This month I attended the Entomological Society of America annual meeting. There were many presentations that have me thinking about how climate change is likely to affect populations of many organisms, including pests, and ... READ MORE
Based on an annual evaluation recent competed, and feedback from my advisory committee, water quality issues are the number one natural resource concern for those who follow my extension programs. It makes sense. Poor water quality can negatively ... READ MORE
We are getting close to the end of the year and here are the salinity numbers for the 3rd Quarter.
For those who have not been following this, we have trained volunteers to record the salinity at the surface near the shoreline around ... READ MORE
This November, we celebrated Wildlife Wednesdays with unique stories of gratitude for the animal kingdom. All around us, niche stories of connection, triumph, cooperation, and coexistence are tucked away amongst stands of slash pine, thickets ... READ MORE
Marine invertebrate species are among the most diverse group of organisms on the planet. From giant squid and octopus with huge brains and mind-blowing camouflage capability to free-floating comb jellies, they are endlessly fascinating.
At ... READ MORE
Living shorelines use natural solutions – installed plants and habitat structures – to strengthen beaches against erosion.
Three living shorelines projects out of the Cedar Key-based UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station ... READ MORE
Written by Master Gardener Volunteer Rebekah Heppner
Master Gardener Volunteers are now serving the southern part of Pinellas County with educational classes and one-on-one assistance. Boyd Hill Nature Preserve requested us, and we were happy ... READ MORE