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Weekly “What is it?”: Coastal groundcherry


October 5, 2022

Back in the day, pirates would scour the beaches for hidden treasure. On a recent trip out with a group of botanists and biologists, we combed the dunes of Perdido Key for a specific plant that hosts a rare bee species. While not gold doubloons, ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Coastal Wildlife, Edibles, Florida Panhandle, Habitat Conservation, Weekly What Is It
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Post-Hurricane Wildlife Encounters

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October 3, 2022

Native Florida wildlife have adaptations and instincts that help them, literally, “weather the storm” during and after a hurricane. However, what is instinctual and normal for them may be unusual and concerning for us. Post-hurricane ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Alligators, Florida Black Bears, Florida Wildlife, Hurricane, Hurricane Preparedness, Living With Wildlife, Shannon Carnevale, Snakes, Wildlife

Narrowleaf Sunflower – Wild Weeds


October 1, 2022

Wild Weeds - Weed of the Month Narrowleaf Sunflower Helianthus angustifolius Narrowleaf Sunflower, also often called the Swamp Sunflower, is a native and common sunflower in Florida. You can find this plant naturally occurring in marshes, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Forests, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Natural Resources, NFLAG, Wild Weeds

2022 A Very Strange Rainy Season

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September 28, 2022

Or why average rainfall records do not fully relay the ups and downs of rainy season (nor dry season). As I sit writing this blog we are soaked in rain from a brush with Ian. This rainfall event and the past 10 days of rainy weather have ... READ MORE

Category: , Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Climate Change, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Homestead, South Florida, UF IFAS Extension

Florida Land Steward Update, September 23, 2022

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September 23, 2022

SIGN UP FOR USDA NRCS ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY INCENTIVES PROGRAM (EQIP) BY SEPTEMBER 30 Agricultural producers and landowners in Florida are encouraged to apply to participate in the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) by September ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Family Forest, Forest, Forest Health, Forest Management, Forestry, Hurricane Preparation, Natural Resource Conservation, Prescribed Fires
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El Departamento de Extensión de UF/IFAS-Collier ofrece clases en español sobre el uso de pesticidas comerciales para obtener las licencias de aplicación de fertilizantes de FDACS

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September 19, 2022

Use this link for the English version. El uso de pesticidas y fertilizantes puede ser perjudicial para los humanos, la vida silvestre y el medio ambiente. Debido a esta razón, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences (FDACS) ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water
Tags: Césped, Español, Extension Social, Licencias, Pesticidas
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Shark Bits: Warm-blooded sharks – the Lamnidae family

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September 15, 2022

One of the first science-related things we learn as children at school is that some animals, like birds and mammals, are warm-blooded, while others, such as amphibians, reptiles, and fish, are cold-blooded, also known as ectothermic. Cold-blooded ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Cold-blooded, Ectotherm, Endotherm, Pgm_Marine, Shark, Shark Bits, Warm-blooded

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