GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is hosting its annual, free, week-long PLANT CAMP for science and environmental primary school teachers this summer, with lodging and meal costs covered ... READ MORE
By Les Harrison, Wakulla County Extension Director
The seasonally cooler weather has had a silencing effect on the nighttime chorus of insects, amphibians and most other animals.
The frogs and cicadas are taking shelter in anticipation of ... READ MORE
The snail kite is an endangered bird mainly found in the Everglades area.1 The snail kite relies almost entirely on apple snails, hence its name.2 This bird uses its talons to pluck snails out of the water and eats them with a slender, hooked ... READ MORE
When you fill up at the gas station, you may have noticed labels stating the percentage of ethanol in your gasoline. Ethanol is a kind of biofuel made from sugar, corn, or other plant sources that have gone through a fermentation process.1 Other ... READ MORE
Virginia creeper leaves display red and gold and can be confused with poison ivy.
As the holiday season comes into the home stretch and with a frosty morning last weekend, the two dominant local native vines are displaying holiday colors. ... READ MORE
This is a question I have been asked several times in the last week. As most of you know the red tide that has been occurring off the panhandle the last few months is still around. Dead fish were reported on Pensacola Beach again the weekend ... READ MORE
The first day of the 2016 legislative session begins January 12, 2016 and we expect it to conclude in March 2016. Accordingly we should know our budget well before the beginning of the next fiscal year. Our IFAS Government Affairs team of ... READ MORE
Tis the season… the days are shorter, the lines at the stores are longer, and everyone is busy getting ready. This newsletter is about natural resources and nature – so I was thinking about how we could all enjoy the spirit of this holiday ... READ MORE