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Category: Natural Resources

Are Your Trees Ready for the Hurricane Season?

Hurricane season started on June 1st. Are you sure your trees are in good shape? When was the last time you pruned them? How does the root system look? Do they have any broken or dead branches? How… Read More

The Fort Pierce Utility Authority and the Manatee Observation and Education Center Commit to Atala Butterfly Conservation

Congratulations to the Fort Pierce Utility Authority and the Manatee Observation and Education Center for proclaiming commitment to conserve rare atala butterflies.  This commitment is made possible by through participation in a program initiated by the UF/IFAS Extension… Read More

FRE Student’s Research on Economic Impact of Florida’s Waterways

In 2018, FRE Ph.D. student, Fei He was awarded a Thompson Earth Systems Institute (TESI) Grant to support her project, “Water resources and human society: educating Floridians about the value of water resources”. Since then, Fei has been… Read More

Gardening with Excel-lence

Jay Gould, Master Gardener Volunteer Trainee Previously the many benefits of maintaining your garden journal in Word were described. Using the outlining and table of contents functions your record keeping, information retrieval, and gardening experiences were enhanced. Now,… Read More

Florida Atala Butterflies Back from the Brink?

The Florida atala butterfly (Eumaeus atala Poey) is a rare hairstreak butterfly characterized by satiny black wings featuring an iridescent turquois shimmer. It was thought to be extinct due to overharvest of its host plant, Zamia integrifolia (a.k.a…. Read More

Florida Butterfly Gardening

Florida is home to nearly 200 species of butterflies. Attract butterflies to your garden by planting a variety of larval host plants for caterpillars and nectar plants for adult butterflies. Butterflies are entertaining to watch and help pollinate… Read More