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Category: Natural Resources

When is a permit needed to pull the weeds in my lakefront?

By Kelli Gladding, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) Biological Scientist  Spring has sprung in Florida and now is the time to get ready for outdoor activities! Though never fun, it may be important to pull those… Read More

Nature Knowledge Webinar

Nature Knowledge is a speaker series sharing scientific knowledge on current issues affecting nature in Florida, supported by UF/IFAS Natural Resources Extension and hosted by Dr. Shelly Johnson, State Specialized Extension Agent in Natural Resources. Below you will… Read More

BACKYARD BIRDING: VIRTUAL CLASSES INTRODUCE EDUCATIONAL HOBBY TO RESIDENTS

K. Stump, UF/IFAS Extension, Osceola County, Kissimmee, FL 34744 Situation: The COVID-19 pandemic left many residents looking for positive and engaging activities to do at home. Birding involves making and recording observations of bird species. It enhances environmental… Read More

2020 VIRTUAL 4-H DAY CAMP: “BEAUTIFUL INVADERS AND NATIVE BEAUTIES”

Laura Cash, UF/IFAS Extension Volusia County 4-H, DeLand, FL; Dr. Marnie Ward, UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County 4-H, Lecanto, FL; and Lara Colley, UF/IFAS Florida Invasive Plant Education Initiative Coordinator, Gainesville, FL. Situation: Due to the 2020 pandemic, Florida… Read More

SUCCESSFULLY TAKING THE CENTRAL FLORIDA CISMA GRASSES WORKSHOP VIRTUAL

T. McIntyre, and M. Pinkerton UF/IFAS Extension, Seminole County, Sanford, FL. Situation: The Central Florida Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CFCISMA) membership is made up of land managers, Fl. Dept. of Ag. and Consumer Services pesticide license holders,… Read More

SUPERHEROES OF THE SEA

B.J. Hall-Scharf, UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County, Brooksville, Florida, and B. Heres, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, St. Petersburg, Florida. Situation: Horseshoe crabs (Limulus polyphemus) are ancient superheroes still walking our beaches today. Besides being a popular prey item… Read More

FROM IN-PERSON TO VIRTUAL: TAKING FLORIDA-FRIENDLY ONLINE

T. McIntyre, UF/IFAS Extension, Seminole County, Sanford, FL. Situation: Regarding water quantity, The Central Water Initiative predicts a deficiency of 250 million gallons per day in the projected water supply for Central Florida by 2035. From a water… Read More

Spring CEU Sale Reminder

If you missed last week’s blog this is a reminder to take advantage of our Spring CEU Special. We just renewed courses and for the first time in a few years added a brand new course: PIO CORE… Read More