by One Health Center of Excellence November 30, 2021
The Small Antelopes with the Big Noses
If you have ever watched the Star Wars saga, picture a goat with a large and flexible nose just like the eopie from the Star Wars planet Tatooine. That is the rare Saiga antelope. These unusual-looking ... READ MORE
The Florida Master Naturalist marks an important 20th anniversary in 2021. We’re highlighting successes of the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) as part of this celebration. This blog features my interview with Florida Master Naturalist ... READ MORE
Congratulations to the UF/IFAS Extension Martin County for proclaiming commitment to conserve rare atala butterflies on their property. Download the conservation commitment HERE. This commitment is made possible by through participation ... READ MORE
In St Lucie County, sea turtle nesting season is March 1 - November 15. The county enforces Sea Turtle Nesting Season lighting codes. The UF/IFAS St Lucie County Natural Resources Extension Program addresses sea turtle conservation ... READ MORE
What is an EPA Biological Evaluation?
Any pesticide that is used in the U.S. must go through registration and evaluation by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). One of the key things the EPA evaluates is the potential impact of pesticides ... READ MORE
The EPA recently reached an interim decision on reviewing the registration of several triazine herbicides (atrazine, simazine, and propazine). As part of that process they are finalizing language and rules that seek to protect human health, ... READ MORE
The Florida atala butterfly (Eumaeus atala Poey) is a beautiful, somewhat rare hairstreak butterfly characterized by satiny black wings featuring an iridescent turquois shimmer. It was thought to be extinct due to overharvest of its host plant, ... READ MORE
Article By Master Gardener and Master Naturalist Don Philpott (firstname.lastname@example.org). Read Don's other articles [here].
March 20 is World Sparrow Day but for one sparrow it may be too late.
For most of us the pleasure of gardening is not just ... READ MORE
Members of the St Lucie County Board of County Commissioner’s Sea Turtle Friendly Beaches Working Group were recognized for their innovative outreach efforts and dedication to residents and visitors working to protect sea turtles during nesting ... READ MORE
The snail kite is an endangered bird mainly found in the Everglades area.1 The snail kite relies almost entirely on apple snails, hence its name.2 This bird uses its talons to pluck snails out of the water and eats them with a slender, hooked ... READ MORE