This month Water Wednesday will feature Urban Agriculture!
What is Urban Agriculture? According to U.S. EPA, "Urban Agriculture is part of a local food system where food is produced within an urban area and marketed to consumers within that ... READ MORE
It is officially Fall. We have been given an extra hour of sleep. And we have been robbed of several degrees of warmth. We now have great weather for sipping warm drinks and working on our landscapes for the "Entertainment Season." Careful ... READ MORE
Where is the Seagrass?
The Extension Office has received several calls from boaters with a concern about the changes in large seagrass areas that seem to be “gone”, showing only sandy patches where it used to be a good seagrass ground. Also, ... READ MORE
If you want to enjoy some good time fishing on the coast of the Big Bend, Sheepshead might be one of your options. They are considered one of the most important coastal trophy fish. Their most common habitat is coastal waters near ... READ MORE
Is the red tide a current threat to Taylor County waters?
The most accurate short answer is perhaps no. Red tide is a phenomenon caused by the blooming of toxic microalgae known as Karenia brevis. Which not only accumulates in filter-feeding ... READ MORE
What happens after Scallop season
Scallop season deals with different challenges, including penny-sized scallops, rain (a lot of it in the last years), bad weather, storms, hurricane warnings and landings, flooded rivers, sea urchins, inexperienced ... READ MORE
Assessing the condition of seagrass, sea urchins, and scallops
The UF/IFAS Extension Agent and a certified scientific volunteer diver visited the area between Piney Point and Grassy Island to assess the condition of seagrass, sea urchins (https://myfwc.com/research/saltwater/codes/food-bait-invertebrates/variable-urchin/) ... READ MORE
Coastal cleanup by the numbers
This year, the International Coastal Cleanup was a back in full swing and was a success! At least 140 volunteers braved the rain to remove nearly 2,500 pounds of trash from local shorelines. This is similar to ... READ MORE