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Provide for Wildlife- The Queen Butterfly


June 30, 2021

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Our urban Yards are the first line of defense to protect local wildlife. Recognizing the urban home landscape as part of a more extensive natural system will ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Wildlife
Tags: Broward, Butterfly, Climate Change, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Native Milkweeds, Native Plants, Natural Areas, Nectar Plants, Provide For Wildlife, Queen Butterfly, South Florida, Urban Area, Urban Environments
Bright red clusters of Penta flowers

Planting for Pollinators


June 29, 2021

Greener is not always better Yards with green grass and green hedges only, can make for a boring yard. Especially if they don't have anything blooming. There actually is a lot more to it than that. Your yard can be a complicated place with ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bees, Birds, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Insects, Master Gardeners, Pollinator Plants, Pollinators

Fish of Florida: Yellowtail Snapper (Ocyurus chrysurus) Species Profile


June 29, 2021

Yellowtail Snapper, Ocyurus chrysurus Florida State Record: 10 lbs 3 oz, Ft. Myers 2015 IGFA World Record: 11 lbs 0 oz, Bermuda 2004 For most current yellowtail snapper regulations please check out this FWC page, Gulf Council Fisheries ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Blackened Fish, Boating, Collier, Cook Your Catch, Deep Sea, Diving, Fillet, Fish, Fish Fillet Friday, Fish Fry, Fish Of Florida, Fisheries, Fishing, Freedive, Freelining, Freespooling, Fried Fish, FWC, How To, Jighead, Lee, Offshore, Paradise Coast, Reef, Regulation, Scuba, Sea Food, Sea Grant, Seasons, Snapper, Species Profile, Sustainable, SWFL, Yellow, Yellow Tail, Yellowtail, Yellowtail Snapper

UF/IFAS scientists help preserve Nature Coast, one sample at a time


June 28, 2021

This summer and fall, UF/IFAS scientists will collect data on water quality and seagrass in the recently created Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve, which includes waters off Citrus, Hernando and Pasco counties. These data will be available ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Florida Sea Grant, Laura Reynolds, Nature Coast Biological Station, News, Savanna Barry, Soil And Water Sciences

Fish of Florida: Hogfish (Lachnolaimus maximus) Species Profile


June 28, 2021

Male Hogfish. Note the darker pigmentation on the face and steeper sloping head when compared to a female of this species. Hogfish, Lachnolaimus maximus Florida State Record: 19 lbs 8 oz, Daytona 1962 IGFA World Record: 21 lbs 15 oz, ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Livestock, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Bahamas, Cuban Hogfish, Diving, Fillet, Fish Facts, Fish Fillet Friday, Fish Of Florida, Fishing, Florida, Freedive, Freediving, Fried Fish, FWC, Hog Fish, Hog Snapper, Hogfish, Hogsnapper, Pole Spear, Reef, Regulations, Scuba, Sea Grant, Seafood, Spanish Hogfish, Spearfishing, Species Profile
Rusted letters spell STORM DRAIN

All Drains Lead to the Ocean


June 25, 2021

(This blog post is third in a series recounting a summer internship opportunity for the author. Collaborating with Martin County 4-H Youth Development and Florida Sea Grant extension agents, this account provides a unique perspective on the ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Environment, Estuary, Florida Sea Grant, IFASwater, Indian River Lagoon, Martin County, Pollution, Storm Water, Youth Development

What’s the Buzz on Bees?


June 24, 2021

Florida is known for many of its “Fresh from Florida” commodities such as citrus, tomatoes, blueberries, strawberries, watermelons, beans, and sweet corn, but what role do honey bees play in the production of these crops? Did you know that ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Wildlife
Tags: Amy Vu, Bee, Brett Bultemeier, Honey Bee, Honey Bee Research And Extension Lab, Integrated Pest Management, Jamie Ellis, Pest Management, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticides, Pollinator Protection, Pollinator Week Cross Pollination, Pollinators, Sylvia Willis, UF Honey Bee Lab

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