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UF scientists tagging snook

Scientists collaborate with Duke Energy to tag snook to learn more about winter survival and migration patterns


February 16, 2021

Snook, a prized game fish, have been moving farther north in the Gulf of Mexico during the last few decades as hard freezes become less frequent Researchers have tagged 20 snook to track their movements during the winter when the fish ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Charles Martin, Citrus County, Nature Coast Biological Station, News, Snook

2021 Manasota Regional Envirothon


February 9, 2021

The annual Manasota Regional Envirothon looked a bit different this year. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was held virtually to provide a safe environment for the students to compete. Although we missed seeing the students face ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Events, Farm Management, Forests, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Livestock, Natural Resources, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Conservation, Covid-19, Environment, Envirothon, Livestock, Manatee County, Sarasota County, Soil And Water Conservation District, Soils, UF IFAS Extension, Water Conservation
Large tree in field with line of trees in background

Florida’s Arbor Day, a Time to Celebrate Trees


January 28, 2021

  I’ve always enjoyed trees in one way or another – climbing them as a kid, eating their fruits, using them to build tree houses, etc. As an adult, I still enjoy and appreciate trees for their beauty and benefits. Can you imagine ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Recreation
Tags: Arbor Day, Florida Arbor Day, Master Gardener Volunteer, Planting Trees, Tree Benefits, Trees
Okaloosa County 4-H Logo

A New Year a New 4-H !


January 28, 2021

4-H Okaloosa wants to wish everyone a happy new year! The year 2020 was certainly unprecedented for our country. We witnessed youth organizations and businesses close. We felt the hardships with uncertainty as we tried to navigate through safety ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Curriculum, Forests, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: 4-H, 4-H Youth Development, Shooting Sports, Wildlife

Beneficial Algae or Unsightly Pond Scum?


January 26, 2021

Algae are an important component of an ecosystem, but when algae populations grow out of control, they begin to decrease water quality. The summer months generate high water temperatures and abundant sunlight. This in combination with excessive ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Algae, Filamentous Algae, Fish Ponds, Natural Resources, Pond Management, Pond Scum, Suwannee County, Topic Tuesday, Water Quality

New podcast explains how prescribed fire helps plants, animals and people


January 11, 2021

You might already know that prescribed fires help prevent potentially dangerous wildfires. But did you also know that they help conserve plants and animals in our natural areas? [inlinetweet prefix="" tweeter="" suffix=""]A new podcast from ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Livestock, Natural Resources, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Marcus Lashley, News, Podcast, Prescribed Fires, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation

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