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
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
Wild Weeds - Weed of the Month
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
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
Older homes have their charm, and they can often be purchased for less than a newer one. However, maintaining them can be expensive, particularly when it comes to upgrading to today’s standards. A new toilet is one investment that will ... READ MORE
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
Happy Estuaries Week! Begun in 1988 to educate lawmakers and citizens about the importance of estuaries nationwide, the third week of September celebrates all things estuary.
But what is an estuary, exactly? The most frequently cited ... READ MORE
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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
Songbirds are sought after as pets for their beautiful songs, but researchers wanted to know if the color of their feathers is associated with their prevalence in the pet trade
A new study shows that the brightest and most uniquely colored ... READ MORE
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