By Holly Ober
UF/IFAS professor of wildlife ecology and conservation and Extension specialist; associate program leader for Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
A group of researchers from the University of Florida and the Florida ... READ MORE
When the cooler weather of fall arrives, many of us think of attracting a delightful gathering of birds to our gardens with a selection of feeders filled with a variety of seed, suet and even meal worms. It can be relaxing and satisfying to ... READ MORE
Frogs are a hot topic right now, so I'm going to keep going with this topic...
If you missed my last frog blog, you can find it here. In this blog, I talk about two invasive frog species: the Cuban tree frog and the cane toad. Today, I want ... READ MORE
Where there’s smoke, there’s fire — and also lots of microorganisms, according to a new study from the University of Florida.
For the first time, researchers have measured the number of microbes in smoke from fires in wilderness areas, ... READ MORE
How to Take a Pond Water Sample
If you own a pond and plan to collect a water sample to have it tested for dissolved oxygen (DO), pH, toxic ammonia or alkalinity by your County Extension Agent, you will want to watch the video below to learn ... READ MORE
As autumn marches on and we finally experience cooler temperatures (minus the too-frequent muggy hurricane days this year), I always look forward to seeing one of my favorite native grasses in full bloom. Muhlenbergia capillaris, or Muhly ... READ MORE
If you remember my May 27, 2020 blog post, Florida Sea Grant started a series of seafood-centric Facebook LIVE cooking demonstration videos with step-by-step instructions for preparing seafood at home. Season 1 of Seafood at Your Fingertips ... READ MORE
Note: All images were taken before 2020 as masks were not required before spring of this year.
The blood-sucking vampire bat stereotype of movie lore is not so scary in real life. In fact, the vampire bat does not even live in Florida. ... READ MORE
Did you know that spending time outside can improve our mental and physical health? It can lower our stress levels and improve our mood. Nature journaling is an easy outdoor activity that you can do anywhere -- even in your own backyard! All ... READ MORE
By L. Scott Jackson UF/IFAS Extension Bay County and Florida Sea Grant | Special to The News Herald
Beginning later this month, new artificial reefs will be deployed in Bay County, with more scheduled through the end of 2020. Reefs ... READ MORE