When alligators are in the news, it's not usually because they did something amazing or saved someone's life. In fact, it's often the opposite. These often maligned reptiles are part of life in Florida. They are critical species for the health ... READ MORE
Perhaps it is the vague definition of sustainability that has made it so popular in political and economic discussions. I believe we need to sharpen the definition of sustainability if we are to use it as a goal for management.
Below are ... READ MORE
What is this?
I've been asked by several people what this plant (see photo to the right) is and if it is a weed? Identifying this plant as basketgrass is the easy part. It is common in forests or areas with shade. It forms dense growth in ... READ MORE
Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo
Did you know?
South Florida is one of the wettest areas of the country. South Florida's rainfall is often enough to meet the annual water needs of South Florida ... READ MORE
An interdisciplinary effort to improve governance and infrastructure in the Amazon (GIA) included expertise from the University of Florida. Several graduate students, including from the UF/IFAS School of Natural Resources and Environment's Interdisciplinary ... READ MORE
The Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute (FSI) has found an alarming invasion of Blue tilapia that has replaced the native fish population in Silver Springs State Park based on a recent survey.
In 2019, Blue tilapia made up 25% of the ... READ MORE
Although rainwater harvesting has been practiced for thousands of years, recent concerns over water supplies and the environment have prompted a renewed interest in this method of water sourcing. A rainwater harvesting system is the collection ... READ MORE
Youth and their families can reap the many benefits of fishing. It’s important to remember that an afternoon of fishing does not necessarily require expensive boats or top of the line equipment. This, itself can be a valuable lesson for ... READ MORE
The change of seasons here in North Florida provides a time to encourage kids to put away the tablets and phones and get in touch with the outdoors. Youth need time to reconnect with nature. A great way to teach them about the great outdoors ... READ MORE
If you take a quick scroll through your social media feed, you’ll probably see spectacular aerial images of landscapes and architecture taken by a drone. While these images are amazing to see, did you know that each of these photos can be ... READ MORE