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List of Freshwater Aquatic Plants for Florida


February 14, 2022

This list of Florida native plants will be helpful if you live on the lakefront, a freshwater water body, or are doing a rain garden in a wet spot in your yard. These plants are water loving and live in different zones on the shoreline. While ... READ MORE

Category: , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Aquatic, Central Florida, Florida, Freshwater, Grasses, Habitat. Trees, Lakefront, Plants, Rain Garden, Water Lillies, Wildlife

Few aquarium fish come from salt water; with research, that’s changing

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July 8, 2020

Tropical fish hobbyists are pretty serious about their pastime. So much so that it’s a $40 million-a-year industry in the United States. Most of the fish in home tanks come from fresh water. Only about 10% are raised in salt water, according ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Aquariums, Blue Tang, Dory, Eric Cassiano, Freshwater, Matt DiMaggio, Ornamental Fish, Saltwater, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

Gardening for Earth Day: The Five R’s in the Garden


April 27, 2020

The Five R's of Landscape Maintenance How do you express yourself within your garden or landscape? Typically our landscapes are adorned with beautiful plants that sprinkle the landscape with color. The liveliness and beauty of landscapes are ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Alachua, Conservation, Design, Earth Day, Environment, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Freshwater, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscape Design

Florida’s Natural Melody: Landscape Patterns and Stream Health


February 3, 2020

Florida's Natural Melody Have you ever gone paddling on a local spring run or river and sat silently listening to the wind, bird songs, rustling leaves, or lapping sounds of water along the bank-especially in the early morning? These sounds ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife
Tags: Conservation, Ecosystem Services, Environment, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Freshwater, Landscape, Rivers, Springs, Water Bodies

Beyond the Air We Breathe: Supporting Ecosystem Services


November 1, 2019

Ecosystem Services Our environment provides numerous benefits that are vital to our health and economic livelihood. These environmental benefits are called ecosystem services. Ecosystem services are classified into four major categories: regulating, ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Beyond The Air We Breathe, Conservation, Cultural, Ecosystem Services, Environment, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Freshwater, Future, Landscape, Provisional, Regulating, Supporting, Water

Beyond the Air We Breathe: Provisioning Ecosystem Services


September 24, 2019

Introduction This morning I drank coffee and ate a giant bowl of oatmeal with blueberries and honey. Afterward, my family and I decided to go hiking. I put on my wool socks and filled up our reusable water bottles with water. My morning was ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Beyond The Air We Breathe, Conservation, Ecosystem Services, Environment, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food, Freshwater, Future, Provisional, Raw Materials

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