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Category: Conservation

Florida Master Naturalist Graduate Spotlight on Holly and Fritz Hanselman

The mission of the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) is to promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Florida’s natural world among Florida’s citizens and visitors. We’re highlighting graduates of the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) as part of a… Read More

Volunteering—Answering Life’s Most Persistent and Urgent Question

On January 17, we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As a federal holiday, many of us will enjoy this Monday off from work. It makes for a nice long weekend, a short… Read More

Master Naturalist Coastal Shoreline Restoration Course Begins March 17, 2022

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR THE UF/IFAS FLORIDA MASTER NATURALIST COASTAL SHORELINE RESTORATION 100% ONLINE COURSE The UF/ IFAS St Lucie, Martin and Escambia County Extension offices are collaborating on the upcoming Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) Coastal Shoreline Restoration… Read More

Alumnus Spotlight: Greg Gensheimer’s career path brought him back to nature

Greg Gensheimer (Ph.D. 1985) has always enjoyed being active. He grew up playing ice hockey in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. But Greg found that swimming, fishing, and playing soccer in sunny Florida were excellent pastimes to keep… Read More

Eastern Purple Bladderwort – Wild Weeds

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Eastern Purple Bladderwort Utricularia purpurea Eastern Purple Bladderwort is an aquatic carnivorous plant commonly found in Florida wetlands, swamps, and shallow bodies of water. Similar to Venus fly traps, insect prey… Read More