Do you have what it takes to be a wildland firefighter? The work can be physically demanding: long days; proximity to fire and smoke; and primitive living conditions. However, it is incredibly rewarding, and with climate change, wildland firefighters ... READ MORE
Wild Weeds - Weed of the Month
Ligustrum sinense and Ligustrum lucidum
Two types of privet are found as invasive species in Florida, Chinese Privet (L. sinense) and Glossy Privet (L. lucidum). Both privets are a category 1 invasive ... READ MORE
2020: a year of a global pestilence, a record number of Atlantic basin tropical systems, global wildfires, suspicious Chinese seed packages, and toilet paper shortages. Enter, the “MURDER HORNET” – an invasive hymenoptera with a painfully ... READ MORE
Extension offices across the district are opened on a limited basis. Some essential programs are being provided with limited attendance and social distancing. It is still best to contact us by phone or email.
Halloweed ... READ MORE
By: Bethany Wight, Biologist
UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center
Wesley “Wes” Anderson was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and raised in Lancaster County where he graduated from Cocalico Senior High School ... READ MORE
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