Wild Weeds - Weed of the Month
Wild Garlic is a common, grasslike perennial that has clusters of white flowers and forms bulbs of garlic. All parts of the plant are edible and can be utilized in the same fashion ... READ MORE
Note: This article was contributed by Maria Wilson, Florida Forest Service Senior Forester for Okaloosa County.
What is the Florida Forest Week and who is the Florida Forest Service? Florida Forest Week is from October 31 to November 6, 2021 ... READ MORE
That is right! Fertilizer is regulated in Florida and in Orange County. Every person that applies fertilizer for hire is required by law to have a Limited Certification for Urban Landscape Fertilizer application. Fertilizer is regulated because ... READ MORE
Why Flowering Trees?
Most trees, like pines, oaks, elms, hickories, ashes, and maples, produce relatively inconspicuous flowers. If you have room for another tree and want to add a splash of seasonal color, there are many options at your disposal ... READ MORE
This month Water Wednesday will feature Reclaimed Water!
Reclaimed water is all around you and you probably don’t even realize it! Walk outside and look down at your sprinklers. Are they purple? If the answer is yes, that’s reclaimed water! ... READ MORE
by One Health Center of Excellence October 27, 2021
Anthropogenic release of an invasive species
Besides the well-known and most common domestic animals, such as cats and dogs, there are other exotic species that have entered the pet animal trade. This includes reptiles, such as turtles, snakes, ... READ MORE
September 16th is National Guacamole Day! Wait, I love Guacamole. How did I not hear about this before now?
The Humble Avocado
Here in Florida, early settlers to the state called them Alligator-pears. Where I grew up, we called them ... READ MORE
Big Enough to Be on His Own
Eight months after Bucky’s rescue by a 4-H youth, he was ready to be on his own. He had successfully learned how to hunt and feed himself. Adult great horned owls mature to a height of between 18-25 inches. ... READ MORE
When folks throughout the world think of Florida, they usually think of alligators, sunshine, palm trees, and hurricanes. Most long-time Florida residents know what to expect concerning each of these things.
The Bad "Haircut"
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By Leslie N. Munroe with Yvonne Florian
Land erosion is an issue all over the state of Florida because of our sandy soils and abundant rain. The Indian River County Extension office receives numerous inquiries from our coastal residents ... READ MORE