USDA PREPARING SUPPORT FOR FIRE-AFFECTED COUNTIES IN NORTHWEST FLORIDA
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Florida Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) announces Bay, Liberty, Franklin, Gulf and Calhoun counties have received preliminary authorization ... READ MORE
Wild Weeds - Weed of the Month
Feay's prairieclover is a low-growing shrub with a distinct rounded growth habit. You'll find this wild weed in sandhills and other scrubby habitats. Flowering in late spring ... READ MORE
Each spring, the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) announces the student recipients and finalists of the 2021-2022 College of Agricultural and Life Sciences awards! These awards are made annually to students in the ... READ MORE
Spring has arrived in Florida. Now is great time to learn about conserving native pollinators and the plants that support them.
A book written by the late Rebecca Jordi has been helping Floridians of all ages do just that.
“Zoe’s Mission” ... READ MORE
The Florida-Friendly Landscaping program is full of progressive ideas on how to manage landscapes with less water, less pesticides, and more benefits to wildlife. One of these strategies is rethinking our lawns. With the increasing government ... READ MORE
You can add some plants to make it look natural and attract wildlife
Having a lawn around the pond is not the best answer for attracting wildlife. According to the Florida Friendly principles, a lawn should not be any closer than 10 feet ... READ MORE
I have a soft spot for bats. I know, I know, they give people the creeps and can show up in unwanted places (like attics and sheds). But collectively, the bats in our community eat millions of mosquitoes and agricultural pests every night. ... READ MORE
Can we help the birds and wildlife at the lakefront parks by bringing them a loaf of bread when we visit?
While intentions are good, we should eat the bread ourselves instead. It can actually lead to malnutrition in wild birds, since it does ... READ MORE
By Maddie Magrino
Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources and leader of UF/IFAS, Dr. J. Scott Angle, wrote a new article featuring WEC's Dr. Rob Fletcher's research on the endangered snail kite! Dr. Angle's article has ... READ MORE
Many of us love watching the critters in our backyards. Birds, butterflies, squirrels, frogs, and lizards all depend on certain plants for survival. When selecting plants for our landscape, we can choose plants that are not only beautiful but ... READ MORE