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Weekly “What is it?”: Coastal groundcherry


October 5, 2022

Back in the day, pirates would scour the beaches for hidden treasure. On a recent trip out with a group of botanists and biologists, we combed the dunes of Perdido Key for a specific plant that hosts a rare bee species. While not gold doubloons, ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Coastal Wildlife, Edibles, Florida Panhandle, Habitat Conservation, Weekly What Is It

Derelict Crab Trap Clean-Ups and Institutional Partnerships for Conservation


December 8, 2020

The Taylor County Sheriff Office and the Florida Sea Grant-Taylor County Extension Office perform a derelict crab trap clean up in partnership with FDEP,USGS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF Nature Coast Biological Station and other volunteer groups ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine
Tags: Big Bend, Clean Up, Crab Traps, Fishing Gear, Ghost Fishing, Gulf Of Mexico, Habitat Conservation, Nature Coast, Partnership, Traps Removal, Volunteers

Exploring the Economic, Environmental and Social Issues Impacting the Coastal Dune Lakes


November 20, 2017

On a beautiful October day, 35 people gathered at the Camp Helen State Park lodge to share information about the rare Coastal Dune Lakes (CDLs) that line the coast of Walton and Bay Counties. Organized by the University of Florida Extension ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Environmental Education, Florida Panhandle, Habitat Conservation, Panhandle Outdoors, Water Conservation, Water Schools

Coastal Erosion–a problem with new solutions


August 25, 2017

Life on the coast has tremendous benefits; steady sea breezes, gorgeous beaches, plentiful fishing and paddling opportunities. Nevertheless, there are definite downsides to living along it, too. Besides storms like Hurricane Harvey making ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Barrier Islands, Climate, Coastal Erosion, Estuaries, Habitat Conservation, Habitat Restoration, Invasive Species, Living Shoreline, Living Shorelines, Native Plants, Panhandle Habitats, Panhandle Outdoors, Sea Level Rise

Gardening for Pollinator Conservation Workshop – October 13th, Quincy FL

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October 7, 2016

A “Gardening for Pollinator Conservation” Workshop will take place Thursday, October 13, at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) in Quincy. Pollinators are important in conserving native plants, ensuring a plentiful ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Beekeeping, Environmental Education, Gardening, Habitat Conservation, Panhandle Outdoors, Plants, Pollinators, Upcoming Events

Transient Birds and Beach House Refuge


July 22, 2016

Birds, migration, and climate change. Mix them all together and intuitively, we can imagine an ecological train wreck in the making. Many migratory bird species have seen their numbers plummet over the past half-century – due not to climate ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Barrier Islands, Birds, Climate, Environmental Education, Florida Panhandle, Habitat Conservation, Panhandle Outdoors, Research, Sustainable Living, Swamps, Waterfronts, Wildlife, Wildlife Monitoring

NISAW 2016 – Tropical Soda Apple


February 25, 2016

Florida ranchers know Tropical Soda Apple (TSA) as the “Plant from Hell”. It was first noticed in south Florida, but its seeds survive in the digestive tract of animals and it spread north through the movement of hay and cattle. TSA ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Florida Panhandle, Habitat Conservation, Invasive, Invasive Species, Invasive Species Of The Day, Invasives, Land Management, NISAW, NISAW2016, Panhandle Outdoors, Tropical Soda Apple, TSA

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