Written By: Rebekah Heppner, Master Gardener Volunteer Trainee
It’s Christmas Day. Sunny and mild. I am on my screen porch talking to my sister on the phone when it happens. Out of the corner of my eye, I spot Evil Cat as he takes off in ... READ MORE
One of my favorite past times is hitting the trails on my bicycle and exploring Florida's natural areas. So on a sunny Saturday in December, I strapped my Trek FX3 on my bike rack and drove out to explore the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trial ... READ MORE
I knew our Extension office was a popular place, but this week has brought a whole new level of visitation to our beautiful grounds! The area surrounding our office has been all "a twitter" (excuse the poor pun) with people bedecked with binoculars ... READ MORE
Roseate Spoonbill in Florida
Genus and Species: Platalea ajaja
Listing Status from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Federal Status: Not listed
FL Status: State-designated Threatened
FNAI Ranks: G5/S2 (Globally: ... READ MORE
We’re highlighting all things Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) in 2021 as the program marks its 20th anniversary. Learn more about FMNP, view the first blog post here. This blog features my interview with Florida Master Naturalist ... READ MORE
The St. Lucie County Environmental Resources Department (ERD) maintains preserves with scrub habitat that I recommend hiking. Along the way, trekkers might encounter Florida scrub-jays in St. Lucie County preserves. Sheraton Scrub is one preserve ... READ MORE
What is the Explore Your World backpack?
The weather is getting cool! Its the perfect time to go out in your neighborhood or nature and look for birds... they are everywhere!
The Explore Your World backpack kit is one of three backpacks ... READ MORE
As mentioned in my previous blog, there are over 18,000 bird species on Earth. For beginning birders this can be quite overwhelming, but as with any topic of interest, it’s best to start small. In this blog I will highlight three commonly ... READ MORE