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Underutilized Trees: The Nagi Tree


September 9, 2021

I’ve got a Nagi feeling about this… Natural and Horticultural History Human desires can be capricious and plants can fall in and out of vogue. Somewhat surprisingly, things as long-lived as landscape trees have different levels of merit ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cflandscapes, Evergreen, Ocextension, Tree, Underutilized, Urban Forestry
a reef made of reef prisms

A Partnership for PROS: Plastic Free Restoration of Oyster Shorelines


September 3, 2021

We focus a lot on oyster restoration here at the Nature Coast Biological Station and a new project aimed at reducing plastic use in oyster restoration has us excited. This project is called the Partnership for Plastic-free Restoration of Oyster ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Applied Research, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Living Shoreline, Marine Debris, NCBS Volunteers, Oysters, Plastic, Reef Prisms, Restoration, Shoreline Restoration

Non-native Invasive Plants Common to Central Florida


September 1, 2021

Part of having a Florida-Friendly landscape is following principle #1, Right Plant, Right Place. Criteria for being the right plant for the right place include: • Suitable for our climate (Central Florida is USDA Hardiness Zone 9B) • ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Central Florida, Exotic Invasive, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Home Landscape, Horticulture, Invasive Plants, Landscape Management, Ocextension, Plants, Trees, Tsilvasy
Buckeye Butterfly

Florida Master Naturalist Program Graduate Spotlight


September 1, 2021

We’re highlighting all things Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) in 2021 as the program marks its 20th anniversary. Our graduates are our greatest success stories. This blog highlights Florida Master Naturalist 20th Anniversary Graduate ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Audubon, Audubon Moment, Conservation, Florida Master Naturalist, Florida Master Naturalist Program, Wildlife
Florida Scrub Jay

Florida Master Naturalist 20th Anniversary Graduate Spotlight on Eva Ries-St. Lucie County Public Lands Coordinator for Audubon Florida’s JayWatch


September 1, 2021

The Florida Master Naturalist marks an important 20th anniversary in 2021. We’re highlighting successes of the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) as part of this celebration. This blog features my interview with Florida Master Naturalist ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Conservation, Endangered Species, Ethics, Eva Ries, Florida Master Naturalist, Florida Master Naturalist Program, FMNP, Scrub Jay, St. Lucie, St. Lucie County

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