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A controlled burn at Austin Cary Memorial Forest. Photo taken 01-26-19.

Bees and Fire


June 27, 2022

Many people know that bees are the “essential workers” that keep plants in our yards, gardens, and farms healthy, beautiful, and productive. But what about bees in the wild? A new Ask IFAS publication ("Bees and Fire: How does Fire in Longleaf ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources

What is Hard Water?


June 27, 2022

Hard water is a result of dissolved minerals Calcium, Magnesium, and Manganese. Hard water is a very common problem, affecting water in more than 85% of the country (Water Quality Association). The term "hardness" is applied to the soap neutralizing ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Home Management, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Drinking Water, Hard Water, Hardness, Secondary Standards, Water, Water Agent, Water Hardness, Water RSA, Water Safety, Water Softener, Water Standards, Yilin Zhuang

Provide for Wildlife- The Malachite Butterfly


June 24, 2022

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Our urban yards are the first line of defense to protect local wildlife. Have you ever thought about what happens when a native wooded area is cleared for a building ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife
Tags: #ufbugs, Butterflies, FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Insects, Landscapes, Lepidoptera, Malachite, Nature Conservation, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master Gardeners, Urban Area, Urban Environments

Florida Land Steward Update, June 24, 2022


June 24, 2022

SIGN UP FOR SOUTHERN PINE BEETLE ASSISTANCE AND PREVENTION PROGRAM Last week - Sign up by Friday July 1, 2022 The Southern Pine Beetle Assistance and Prevention Program is offered to eligible non-industrial private forest landowners ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Family Forest, Forest, Forest Health, Forest Management, Forestry, Hurricane Preparation, Management, Trees, Wildlife

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