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Florida Land Steward Update, September 23, 2022

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September 23, 2022

SIGN UP FOR USDA NRCS ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY INCENTIVES PROGRAM (EQIP) BY SEPTEMBER 30 Agricultural producers and landowners in Florida are encouraged to apply to participate in the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) by September ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Family Forest, Forest, Forest Health, Forest Management, Forestry, Hurricane Preparation, Natural Resource Conservation, Prescribed Fires
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Shark Bits: Warm-blooded sharks – the Lamnidae family

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September 15, 2022

One of the first science-related things we learn as children at school is that some animals, like birds and mammals, are warm-blooded, while others, such as amphibians, reptiles, and fish, are cold-blooded, also known as ectothermic. Cold-blooded ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Cold-blooded, Ectotherm, Endotherm, Pgm_Marine, Shark, Shark Bits, Warm-blooded
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Palm Seedling Invasion – How to Manage this Pesky Problem

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September 13, 2022

The Palm Tree: A Florida Icon Palm trees can be found in every corner of the Sunshine State, as they are a great landscape plant, are easy to maintain, and are hardy when planted in the right environment. There are over 30 types of palms ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: IPM, Palm Trees
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Florida-Friendly Landscape Management for Honeybee Conservation

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September 7, 2022

We are increasingly aware of the plight of honeybees in our environment. Individual homeowners can aid honeybees and other pollinators by adjusting a few landscaping practices. Plant selection, insect pest management, and general mindfulness ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Teaching, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Attracting Pollinators, Bees, Honeybee Conservation, Honeybees, National Honeybee Day, Pollinators, Protecting Honeybees

Help safeguard Florida’s fishing future! Become a Florida Friendly Angler


September 7, 2022

What is Florida Friendly Angler? Florida Friendly Angler is a free, online course open to anyone, especially anglers looking to up their game! The course teaches skills and practices that help fish and the environment, a win-win for our ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Conservation, Fisheries, Fishing, Florida Sea Grant, FWC, InsideNatureCoast

Better with Butterflies: Buckeye

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September 6, 2022

Welcome back to our monthly blog in which we discuss a few interesting facts about butterflies in general and a specific type of butterfly each month. Of the six known butterfly families, this month we will address the last two, the brush ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, Wildlife
Tags: Butterflies, Butterfly, Butterfly Garden, Clay County, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Pollinators

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