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The Mystery Solved of Saiga Antelope Die-Offs


November 30, 2021

The Small Antelopes with the Big Noses If you have ever watched the Star Wars saga, picture a goat with a large and flexible nose just like the eopie from the Star Wars planet Tatooine. That is the rare Saiga antelope. These unusual-looking ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Antelope, Conservation, Endangered Species, Mass Mortality Events, One Health, Saiga Antelope

“Birds and Their Houses: Cavity Nesters in Florida” – a new episode from Naturally Florida about birdhouses


November 16, 2021

Are you interested in learning about which birds use birdhouses in Florida? Only certain types of birds will use birdhouses, also known as nestboxes, and each species has a specific type of birdhouse they will use. Cavity-nesting birds are ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Birds, Lara Milligan, Living With Wildlife, Naturally Florida Podcast, Shannon Carnevale
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November 2021 Florida Master Naturalist Coastal Shoreline Restoration Course Graduates


November 5, 2021

The UF/IFAS Extension offices in St. Lucie, Martin and Escambia Counties congratulates the newest graduates of the Florida Master Naturalist Program Coastal Shoreline Restoration course in November 2021. On Friday November 5, 2021, thirteen ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources
Tags: Coast, Coastal Shoreline Restoration, Florida Master Naturalist, Graduate

Protecting pollinators around the backyard


November 4, 2021

We have all read how important pollinators are to an ecosystem. We have also heard of all the causes for the decline of several species, but maybe we haven’t sat down to think of what we can do to improve their health around our homes. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Backyard, Bee, Biodiversity, Butterflies, Cover Crops, Extension, Flowers, IFAS, Nectar, Pesticide, Plant, Pollinator, Pollinator Garden, Protection, UF, Wasp, Wildlife

Success Story: FFL Demonstration Garden in Orange County


November 2, 2021

The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ demonstration garden showcases pollinator friendly plants with a focus on Florida native plants. It’s located in a prominent location at the Orange County Administration Building in the heart of downtown ... READ MORE

Category: , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Environmentally Friendly, Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Landscape, Native, Native Plant, Orlando, Plant, Tsilvasy, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Wildflower

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