Category: Natural Resources

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ – Attract wildlife

Imagine a backyard refuge where butterflies flit around, songbirds splash in a birdbath, and hummingbirds dart from flower to flower. It’s a beautiful, serene scene; one that can benefit Florida wildlife. And you can make it real, with… Read More

Nature Coast research internships give UF students an edge

Last summer, Cory Gillis found himself waking before dawn at the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge, where he’d been assigned to track the breeding calls of the northern bobwhite quail as part of an internship with the U.S…. Read More

Big Bend Science Symposium puts research on public view

Scientists on Florida’s Big Bend coastline spend their careers studying local ecosystems and finding solutions to challenges such as oyster reef decline or the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  Feb 1 to 3, the second annual… Read More

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ – Mulch

Do you have an area where nothing will grow, an area of barren ground? A place that is hard to irrigate, mow or maintain? Consider mulching it. One of the Nine Principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping™, mulching offers an… Read More

Artist named for Seahorse Key artist-in-residence program

The Cedar Key Artist-in-Residence Program has selected painter Daniel Gottsegen as artist in residence for 2017. Known for his meditative renderings of the natural world, Gottsegen will live and work at the University of Florida Seahorse Key facilities… Read More

Grant to build up ecological ‘resilience’ in Big Bend

In less than 30 years, 3,000-year-old oyster reefs off Florida’s Big Bend coastline have declined by 88 percent, according to University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers. For residents who depend on the fishing grounds… Read More

Researcher hopes to bolster pollinators on golf courses

This spring, a handful of golf courses in Florida will become a little more “green,” thanks to a new project led by a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension specialist and researcher. “In our… Read More