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NCBS Intern Report: Coastal Ecology

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December 1, 2023

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, , Water, Wildlife
Tags: Cedar Key, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Fisheries, Fishing, Florida Sea Grant, FWC, NCBS Interns, Suwannee River

Florida Land Steward Update, December 1, 2023

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December 1, 2023

 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

Category: Conservation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife
Tags: 2024 Calendar, Awards, Family Forest, Florida Land Steward Program, Forest, Forest Health, Forest Management, Hurricane Recovery, Natural Resources, Online Course, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Timber, Tree Farm, Wildlife

Prickly Pear Cactus – Wild Weeds

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December 1, 2023

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Prickly Pear Cactus Opuntia humifusa   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

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Natural Resources, NFLAG, Wild Weeds

Climate Change and Pesticides

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November 30, 2023

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

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources
Tags: Emily Kraus, Endangered Species, Integrated Pest Management, Pest Management, Pesticide, Pesticide Exposure, Pesticide Information Office
An eastern gray squirrel with a bushy tail walks from the pavement to the grass, with its body outstretched as it looks into the camera.

Stories of Gratitude for the World of Wildlife: The Eastern Gray Squirrel

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November 29, 2023

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

Category: Conservation, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Conservation, Environment, Nature, Pgm_EcoNR, Stories_of_gratitude, Wildlife

A 2023 hurricane season success story: Cedar Key’s living shorelines bolster resilient community

November 29, 2023

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS
Tags: Cedar Key, Coastal Resilience, Hurricane Idalia, Hurricane Season, Living Shorelines, Mark Clark, Oyster Reefs, Savanna Barry, Wave Energy, Wave Gauge

Master Gardeners Present Programs in St. Petersburg

November 29, 2023

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

Category: Events, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Work & Life
Tags: Boyd_Hill, Ethnobotany, Master Gardener, Plants, Pollinators, Vegetable Gardening

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