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Better with Butterflies: Pipevine Swallowtail


May 9, 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, focusing this month on the pipevine swallowtail. This month I want to talk about how to distinguish ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Pests & Disease
Tags: Butterflies, Butterfly, Butterfly Garden, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Landscaping, Moth, Swallowtail

Better with Butterflies: The Giant Swallowtail


March 4, 2022

Have you ever noticed that most butterflies have different patterns on the tops and undersides of their wings? The topsides are thought to be colored to attract mates and, in some cases, to warn predators. Since butterflies rest with their wings ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease
Tags: Butterflies, Butterfly, Florida Friendly, Garden, Gardening, Landscape, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Pollinator, Swallowtail

Better With Butterflies- New Blog Series for 2022


December 28, 2021

There are several reasons why life is just better with butterflies in it. Most importantly for the ecosystem, they are pollinators. Many plants require pollinators to reproduce and butterflies fulfill that roll as they gather pollen on their ... READ MORE

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Tags: Butterfly, Clay County, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Landscape, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Pollinator

Provide for Wildlife- The Gulf Fritillary


October 21, 2021

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Our urban Yards are the first line of defense to protect local wildlife. As urban areas rapidly increase worldwide, our urban yards are the first defense ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Curriculum, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Broward, Broward 4-H, Broward Parks, Butterfly, Conservation, FFL, Florida Friendly Landscape, Gulf Fritillary, Life Cycle, Master Gardener Program, Nature Conservation, Parks, Provide For Wildlife, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master Gardeners

Florida-Friendly Wildflowers 3-part Educational Series


September 16, 2021

Why Wildflowers? Loss of biodiversity is one of the major threats to the world. Pollen nectar provides food for insects, which helps to pollinate our food crops, eat pests, and provide food for other wildlife. You can be part of the solution ... READ MORE

Category: , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Agroecology, Bees, Biodiversity, Butterfly, Coreopsis, Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Orange County, Phlox, Pollinators, Tsilvasy, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Wildflower, Zinnia
atala butterfly

The Atala Steppingstone Project


July 15, 2021

Once thought extinct, the rare Florida atala butterfly was rediscovered and can thrive with a little help from Florida residents. The UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County, the Manatee Observation and Education Center, Heathcote Botanical Gardens ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Atala, Botanical Garden, Butterfly, Heathcote, Manatee Center

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