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Florida Master Naturalist Courses – Learn about Florida!

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June 6, 2023

Florida’s natural world is an amazing place. Florida is known for beautiful beaches and coastal waters, but Florida nature has much more to offer. Nearly 200 species of birds are known to nest in Florida and more than that number visit or ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Professional Development, Recreation, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Conservation, Florida Master Naturalist Program, Natural Resources

June First Friday with Florida First Detector

June 5, 2023

Recap of June First Friday with Florida First Detector Oak trees are important to our environment with various species growing throughout the world and 24 species native to Florida (90 in the U.S.). With the wide distribution of oaks, especially ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Biosecurity, Early Detection, FFD22-23, FloridaFirstDetector, Invasive Species, SeminoleCountyAg

Residents Guide to the Polk County Fertilizer Ordinance

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June 3, 2023

On June 1, many local fertilizer ordinances start the "blackout period", a restricted time of year where no fertilizers containing nitrogen or phosphorus are to be applied. What does that mean for Polk County? It is important that residents ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Water
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Fertilizer, Fertilizer Management, Fertilizer Ordinance, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Polk County, Polk County FL, Polkgardening, Polkmg, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County

Florida Land Steward Update, June 2, 2023

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June 2, 2023

HURRICANE SEASON IS HERE Hurricane season officially began yesterday, June 1. It's a good idea to have some of the business and tax details associated with your forest enterprise in order before the storms.  If you weren’t able to join us ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Conservation Easements, Family Forest, Florida Land Steward Program, Forest Health, Forest Management, Forestry, Hurricane Preparation, Natural Resources, Online Course, Prescribed Fires, Scholarships And Funding, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Southern Pine Beetle, Timber, Tree Farm

Who Gave the Spring It’s Voice

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June 2, 2023

For Dr. Suess fans everywhere, this title might have made you think of the Lorax. The quote "I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues”. You might be curious about how this is going to tie ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, Entomology Emily, EPA, Pesticide Information Office, Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

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