“Whew, I’m thirsty!” As temperatures rise, you may be saying that more frequently and for good reason. Better than one-half of our body weight is water and we lose water daily in sweat, urine, and feces. Water converts food into energy, ... READ MORE
Going to the beach or pool is a popular summer activity but did you know a child can drown in as little as one inch of water? Drowning is usually quick and silent. A child will lose consciousness two minutes after submersion, with irreversible ... READ MORE
Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat
June 27, 2014, Release for Tallahassee Democrat
A Mimosa tree invader in a natural area & Bloom and foliage of the invasive Mimosa tree.
Photo by Mary Derrick, UF IFAS.
By ... READ MORE
June 20, 2014
Photo by Janeen Langley: Rufous Hummingbird and Native Blueberry
By Donna Legare
We planted blueberry bushes in 1983 as a present to my father-in-law for ... READ MORE
Native wildflower coral bean at Birdsong Nature Center, photo by Karen Rose
June 6, 2014
By Karen Rose
A good homeowner thinks of the yard as an extension of the house, clean and well-cared for, no leaf litter, ... READ MORE
Summer is here and summer camp is on the horizon. Maybe this is your child’s first time to an overnight camp or they are “old pros” at this thing called camp. Many parents and children will have camp anxieties, but here are some things ... READ MORE
Children are born curious and are constantly learning about the world around them. Children learn basic math skills through daily activities and interaction. They practice basic math skills as they notice differences between things, how ... READ MORE
(Photo: Michelle Gomez/Special to the Democrat )
May 31, 2014
By Michelle Gomez
The Extension Center grounds are gorgeous, planted and labeled.
A little-known gem sits on South Side, tucked beneath beautiful oak trees across from Jack ... READ MORE
May 25 – 31, 2014 is National Hurricane Preparedness Week.
This week is a good time to prepare your family, property, and pets for severe weather situations. The dangers of a hurricane are numerous: heavy rainfall, flooding, high winds, ... READ MORE
May 23, 2014
By: Mark Tancig
Many households in Leon County use septic systems for the proper treatment and disposal of wastewater. These systems require care and maintenance to keep homes and ... READ MORE