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Striking Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly in Florida Relies on Sound Pasture Management Decisions

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May 2, 2023

Pollinators are of extreme importance to our Florida Flatwoods ecosystem. They are responsible for transferring genes of plants from one flower to another increasing fruit set in wild and domesticated species. By doing so, these organisms ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Invasive Species, Livestock, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, , Wildlife
Tags: Bahiagrass, Butterfly, Cattle, Extension, Florida, Hardee, Pasture, Pawpaw, Soils, Swallowtail, Zebra, Zebra Swallowtail

Reimagining new home construction landscapes, backed by science

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May 2, 2023

UF/IFAS researchers have partnered with award-winning land developers in Central Florida to study the benefits of landscapes that move away from traditional turf lawns and instead incorporate drought-tolerant plants native to Florida. Studying ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Center For Land Use Efficiency, Compost, Native Plants, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Soil Health, Turf Alternatives, UF/IFAS Extension Lake County, UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County, Urban Ecology, Urban Landscape Ecology, Water Conservation, Water Quality, Water Resources
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South Florida joins citizen scientists across the globe to compete in city nature challenge April 28-May 1

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April 21, 2023

The race is on to support biodiversity in a big way. Cities in ​Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties have partnered as the South Florida team in the City Nature Challenge (CNC). Now in its eighth year, the City Nature ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Conservation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: City Nature Challenge, Corey Callahan, Frost Science MUVE, Phillip And Patricia Frost Museum Of Science, SoFLo City Nature Challenge, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County, UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County, UF/IFAS Extension Monroe County, UF/IFAS Extension Palm Beach County, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center

Florida Land Steward Update, April 21, 2023

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April 21, 2023

EARTH DAY Tomorrow, April 22, is the 53rd Earth Day. We recognize and celebrate the bounty of our planet’s resources and natural systems, and also affirm our role in sustaining them for future generations. As a part of that we recognize and ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Awards, Conservation Easements, Earthday, Family Forest, Florida Land Steward Program, Forest, Forest Health, Forest Management, Forestry, Online Course, Scholarships And Funding, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Tree Farm, Wildlife

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