2024 FLORIDA LAND STEWARD WALL CALENDARS ARE HERE!
It’s that time of year! Request your copy of the 2024 Florida Land Steward wall calendar. An annual land stewardship tradition, the Florida Land Steward calendar features beautiful photography, ... READ MORE
Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month
Prickly Pear Cactus
Prickly Pear Cactus is a perennial succulent, fleshy and armed with two types of barbed bristles. This cactus has long, fixed spines, and glochids or hairlike ... READ MORE
Iconic signature of tropical coastlines
Visitors to Florida like to associate palm trees with the tropics, but for those who know them, mangroves are really the iconic coastal signature of the topics.
Worldwide, there are 50 species ... READ MORE
Soil is not dirt.
There's a lot of talk these days about the microbiome, beneficial bacteria, soil food web and other names for the often invisible life in the soil. Many people don't realize that the soil beneath them is not some inert substance. ... READ MORE
On behalf of Florida Land Steward and Florida Tree Farm Program partners, we THANK YOU for all that you do for the stewardship of forests and natural resources in Florida. Your efforts provide innumerable benefits to the ... READ MORE
About the contest
Manatee County students in grades six through 12 were eligible to compete in the annual Farm City Week Manatee River Soil and Water Conservation District (MRSWCD) speech contest on November 13th. Designed to develop ... READ MORE
To the untrained eye, one might assume they are baby pitcher plants. Lying low and prone to the ground, parrot pitchers (Sarracenia psittacina) exhibit the same vivid coloration and intricate venation as other pitcher plants, but at ... READ MORE
THANKS, VETERANS, FOR YOUR SERVICE!
We honor and give thanks to all military veterans of the United States Armed Forces. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE! Enjoy the Holiday!
FALL-WINTER 2023 (Vol 12, No 4) ISSUE OF QUARTERLY FLORIDA LAND STEWARD ... READ MORE
It is officially fall in Florida. Temperatures are dropping, the holidays are just around the corner, and *gasp* the notorious golden rain trees have finally set fruit! Oh, you know the one. Adorned with sprawling limbs covered in peach-colored, ... READ MORE
You may be seeing this blog update for the first time after requesting this service at one of the Florida Forests Week events held last week. We provide our Land Steward updates in this format as it may be easier to read than the email ... READ MORE