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Category: Natural Resources

Wakulla 4-H Healthy Living Walking Club Schedule for March to May 2021

To participate in 4-H walks, youth must be registered as Wakulla 4-H members https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/wakulla/4-h/ and all participants, youth and adults, must RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wakulla-4-h-healthy-living-walking-club-tickets-126426480005. March 03, 2021    5:30 pm    Azalea Park (Crawfordville) March 17, 2021 … Read More

Learn how to restore marine habitats

Marine habitats Marine habitats such as seagrass meadows, coral reefs, and sponge beds are some of the most threatened on the planet. UF/IFAS and Florida Sea Grant Extension agents in the Nature Coast work a lot on marine… Read More

Alachua County Residents to Become Citizen Scientists for the iNaturalist City Nature Challenge

By Katrina Rossos Learning more about the species’ in your yard and neighborhood can be just as easy as stepping outside with your smartphone. This spring, the public—no matter their background—can become active ecologists in the iNaturalist City… Read More

Preview: Florida Water Policy

  It’s no secret that water is Florida’s most precious resource. After all, Florida is surrounded by 1,350 miles of coastline and home to more than 7,800 natural lakes 0 including the 448,000-acre Lake Okeechobee. With a growing… Read More

Florida Rosemary – Wild Weeds

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Florida Rosemary Ceratiola ericoides Florida Rosemary is native to the southeast and has a very strong aroma. Plants can reach heights of 2.5 meters and have thick vegetation. Flowers appear from… Read More

Giant Milkweed – A Big Milkweed for Monarch Caterpillars

Giant Milkweed aka Crown Flower Giant Milkweed is also known as Crown Flower and scientifically known as Calotropis gigantea. It is native to Asia and tropical Africa. It is a perennial shrub that grows in tropical and subtropical… Read More

World Seagrass Day: Seagrasses and Carbon

By Alexandra L. Bijak, Ph.D. Student UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department World Seagrass Day (March 1st) raises awareness of seagrasses and the ecosystem functions and services they provide. Seagrasses are flowering marine plants that inhabit coastlines worldwide,… Read More

Do Aquatic Herbicides Cause Sores on Fish?

By: Dr. Benjamin P. Sperry, Research Assistant Scientist, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants What is that!?! The fish I caught has sores! People around the state have been increasingly reporting fish with abnormalities or sores on social media…. Read More

Spray Coverage Vs. Spray Coverage

By: Dr. Benjamin P. Sperry, Research Assistant Scientist, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants Spray Coverage Vs. Spray Coverage: Aquatic Herbicide Applications Insufficient herbicide spray coverage can result in poor weed control requiring repeated applications and increased… Read More

The Art and Science of Becoming a Jazz-singing Entomologist

When his eyes are not focused on insects like mosquitos, Decyo “DJ” McDuffie can be found on stage looking past the blinding spotlight at his audience, singing jazz music. As a senior entomology and nematology student in the… Read More