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National Endangered Species Day


May 19, 2022

National Endangered Species Day is May 20, 2022,  created by the U.S. Senate in 2006, this day of appreciation also coincides with World Endangered Species Day.     Florida Endangered list  Our state animal, the Florida Panther, is our ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Birds, Endangered Species, Eva Pabon, Extension, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Nature, Parks, Stormwater, UF IFAS Extension, Wildlife

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

Can’t Stop the Plant Power: Orange County Adopt-A-Tree Returns for 2021


June 10, 2021

It’s a well-established fact... trees treat us well. We don’t always return the favor, but there is a reason that “The Giving Tree” is a modern parable – trees take care of us in spite of our exploitation, removal, and large indifference ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Arboriculture, Ecosystem Services, Parks, Tree, Trees, Urban Forestry
Park rangers position manatee cutouts at park entrance.

Sculpture and Plants welcome Park Visitors


May 6, 2021

Florida Master Gardeners, park rangers and Friends of Manatee Springs celebrated the 67th Anniversary of Manatee Springs State Park. Sculpture work was commissioned by a local artist and welder. Eragrostis spectabilis (Purple love grass) ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Work & Life
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, InsideNatureCoast, Levy County, Levy County Extension, Manatee Springs State Park, Master Gardener, Parks, UF IFAS Extension

UF scientists help wildlife parks mobilize against poaching


March 31, 2021

Illegal poaching is a threat to wildlife conservation around the world. Park rangers can combat poaching, but they can be used more strategically. UF researchers have developed tools to help park managers use ranger patrols more efficiently ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Wildlife
Tags: CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Jennifer Moore, News, Parks, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation

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