Hurricanes are incredibly violent storms that can bring intense winds, heavy rain, floods, a storm surge, landslides, tornadoes, and coastal erosion. These storms are capable of causing incredible damage, and the key to protecting your boat ... READ MORE
Knowing how to identify these species from afar can make outdoor activities more enjoyable and create a deep connection to the wildlife habitat we live near. All of the birds discussed below are easy to identify with a little practice. I encourage ... READ MORE
There are 46 species of snakes in Florida and only 6 of them are venomous. These creatures play an important role in our Florida ecosystems. One described even eats venomous snakes and is a federally protected threatened species. Read on to ... READ MORE
American white pelicans are one of the largest birds in North America with wingspans up to 9.5 feet across, or in other words, a wingspan that can reach from your floor to your ceiling (assuming you live in an average Florida home)!
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More often than not, Central Florida will experience freezing temperatures. These temperatures can cause damage to citrus fruit in some areas almost every winter. Read on to learn how to detect freeze damage if this happens to you.
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Citrus greening- also known as Huanglongbing, or HLB- is an exotic disease that is currently prevalent throughout Florida’s citrus industry. This disease is carried by an invasive insect known as the Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) and infects ... READ MORE
Before 4-H, there was a need for agricultural youth programs. 4-H first began in 1902 in Clark County, Ohio. Over 100 years later, it has become the nation’s largest youth development organization. 4-H aims to help young people, as well as ... READ MORE
Plants and animals that live outside of their native ranges as a result of human activity are known as nonnative species. Although not all nonnative species become invasive, those that do have the ability to harm ecology, economy, and human ... READ MORE
Blind mosquitoes are a type of freshwater midge. This particular type of midge does not bite, suck blood, or carry diseases. However, blind mosquitoes can still be a nuisance and their populations are often extremely difficult to manage. Read ... READ MORE
Urban forests are the trees that surround our homes, streets, parking lots, schools, and parks. Urban forests can be used to help mitigate the negative effects caused by urbanization and development. While urban forests have many benefits, some ... READ MORE