Today is the day. A friend who moved away years ago is returning for a visit, and you can hardly wait to get outside with your picnic basket.
Until you see it: the coat of pollen all over your car. You and your friend both have allergies.
Still, ... READ MORE
USDA PREPARING SUPPORT FOR FIRE-AFFECTED COUNTIES IN NORTHWEST FLORIDA
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Florida Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) announces Bay, Liberty, Franklin, Gulf and Calhoun counties have received preliminary authorization ... READ MORE
Wild Weeds - Weed of the Month
Feay's prairieclover is a low-growing shrub with a distinct rounded growth habit. You'll find this wild weed in sandhills and other scrubby habitats. Flowering in late spring ... READ MORE
The UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County congratulates the newest graduates of the Florida Master Naturalist Program in St Lucie County.
On Monday, March 7, 2022, eighteen students successfully completed the Florida Master Natural Program (FMNP) ... READ MORE
If you’re like me, then there’s a tree in your neighborhood that provides you with a sense of 'grounding' - a connectivity to life's natural rhythm. That sense of connectivity is just one of the many life-sustaining benefits which trees ... READ MORE
As the Florida Forest Service provides updates on multiple wildfires affecting Bay, Calhoun and Gulf counties, people may encounter unfamiliar fire science terminology.
To provide some explanation, we asked David Godwin, a fire ecologist ... READ MORE
Nearly 100 nature lovers flocked to the DeLuca Preserve to scout the property for animals and plants that live on the expanse. Visitors documented 1,600 sightings, and within those, observed 345 species.
The “BioBlitz,” as it’s called, ... READ MORE
NATIONAL INVASIVE SPECIES AWARENESS WEEK - WE CAN ALL DO SOMETHING
This week is National Invasive Species Week. During this week on our Florida Land Steward Facebook page we have shared some great posts from UF/IFAS Sea Grant Agent, Rick ... READ MORE
Urban Forests For the Birds - Part 2. Management
Composition of the urban forest
Landscape architects and urban foresters recommend which species of trees to plant on public lands and private land. These decisions have a long term effect ... READ MORE
Urban Forests For the Birds - Part 1. Introduction
The urban forest has the capacity to provide habitat for birds. This is important because birds make significant contributions to the function of the urban forest ecosystem. Songbirds birds ... READ MORE