Chuck before you shuck! Leave the small scallops behind!
Did you know bay scallops in Florida's waters only live for 18 months? Or that the recreational harvest season along the Gulf Coast occurs before scallops are allowed to reproduce? ... READ MORE
A recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) titled Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability drew attention to the problem of maladaptation. Maladaptation is when actions taken to help communities ... READ MORE
Written by 2022 Summer Intern Walker Marechal, hosted by Mike Allen (UF/IFAS NCBS) and Caleb Purtlebaugh (FWC)
Fishery monitoring is critical to assessing the health and sustainability of fish populations in Cedar Key, West Florida. Fish ... READ MORE
If you live in Florida...
Odds are you have seen a wading bird going for a leisurely stroll. Typically spotted perusing the wetlands, patiently waiting motionless for prey, or soaring through the air alone or in a flock of hundreds. Wading ... READ MORE
The Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis)
The Sandhill Crane stands out among the crowd, quite literally in fact. This dashing wading bird is typically seen going for a dignified stroll with its mate in all areas of Florida. Its feathers ... READ MORE
When you hear pumpkins you may think of fall, Halloween, and cooler weather. To enjoy all the goodies that pumpkins give us like pumpkin spice latte or pumpkin pie it first begins with a seed. I personally enjoy pumpkin spice latte. Regardless ... READ MORE
July is one of the hottest months of the year. As a gardener, you may be questioning what to plant in this heat. Let me give you a suggestion, ornamental peppers. Hear me out! Ornamental peppers are excellent bedding plants for hot weather conditions ... READ MORE
Pensacola Bay has long been a sailor’s dream—a deep water port with easy access to the Gulf of Mexico. It was literally put on the map for this reason, and from the 17th to 19th centuries, was an international hub for shipping local ... READ MORE
By now, you may have seen the recent article stating alarming news about the beloved monarch butterfly population. Many gardeners in Florida enjoy planting for butterflies, observing the unique lifecycle of butterflies, and adding colorful flowers ... READ MORE
Are you tired of mowing your yard, applying fertilizers and fighting turfgrass pests and diseases?
Many central Florida residents are seeking more sustainable, low maintenance yards. Lawns planted with turfgrass can be a lot of maintenance, ... READ MORE