The state of Florida is famous for its sunshine, beaches, and summertime fun. However, as Floridians we know that summer also means thunderstorms, and thunder doesn’t happen without lightning. In this episode, we will explore the basic ... READ MORE
The gopher tortoise is not only a keystone species, but also an endemic species, making it special and important to the overall function of the ecosystems where it is found. In this episode we will explore the life of the gopher tortoise including ... READ MORE
Plastic pollution has been a known problem for decades, but more recently researchers have been focusing on this idea of microplastics, that is, plastic particles about 5mm in size or smaller. Where do microplastics come from? What are the threats? ... READ MORE
UF/IFAS Extension Polk County will host a series of webinars about urban forestry and urban trees in celebration of Florida Arbor Day, the week of January 11, 2021. They will focus on trees and tree canopy in Polk County’s residential and ... READ MORE
As a partner in the Heartland CISMA, UF/IFAS Extension Polk County's Natural Resources program is pleased to offer a CEU opportunity to those who are interested in invasive species management, mapping, and identification skills.
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