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
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
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
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
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
(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
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
Florida is a beautiful place to visit, with white sand beaches, many lakes, and other forms of natural beauty. However, once the sun goes down, Florida's light show is just beginning. Florida is home to 56 species of firefly, and each species ... READ MORE
(This blog post is second 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
A broad and growing body of scientific literature is documenting the basic ecological services, and associated economic values, provided by urban and rural trees, woodlands and forests. It is becoming increasingly clearer with each passing day ... READ MORE