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The Great Southeast Pollinator Census

July 19, 2024

The Great Southeast Pollinator Census This year will be the first year Florida will be participating in the Great Southeast Pollinator Census (GSEPC). Created by the University of Georgia Extension Services in 2019, the citizen science project ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Bees, Butterflies, Census, Citizen Science, Flies, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Great Southeast Pollinator Census, Inaturalist, Moths, Pgm_Chemicals, Pgm_HortRes, PolliNATION, Pollinators, Wasps
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Backyard Bugs: Identifying Insects in the Landscape

July 15, 2024

There are more than 12,500 species of insects...in Florida, alone! For the average person, it can be difficult to distinguish between common, garden-variety ladybugs. And, it can be just as difficult to understand the difference between a "good" ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Bug, Garden, Insects, Landscape, Pests, Pgm_Chemicals, Plants, StarterKit

Exploring Florida’s Native Gems: Carolina Jessamine

July 2, 2024

This bright and fragrant evergreen vine is often overlooked but can be easily recognized by its charming yellow flowers. And yes, it is a great addition to your landscape! In this series, we will uncover the origins, growing conditions, and ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #RightPlantRightPlace, #SaveWaterFL, Central Florida, Community Garden, Community Gardens, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Gardens, Goals, Horticulture, Irrigation, Landscape, Landscaping, Resilient Landscaping, Right Place, Right Plant, Saving Water, UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Office, Water Wise

Florida Beekeeping Management Calendar: July

July 1, 2024

Management practices for your apiary in July: This beekeeping calendar is a tool for all beekeepers in Florida, small scale to commercial operations. This calendar is meant to be a reference point for beekeeping management and is not comprehensive. ... READ MORE

Category: Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #ufbugs, Beekeeping, Beekeeping Calendar, Bees, Entomology, Honey Bee, Honey Bees, Honeybee, Insects, Management Calendar, Pest, Pest Management, PolliNATION, UF-IFAS, UFHoneyBee, UFHoneyBeeLab, UFIFASExtension, Varroa

Carolina Yellow-Eyed Grass – Wild Weeds

July 1, 2024

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Carolina Yellow-Eyed Grass Xyris caroliniana Carolina Yellow-Eyed Grass is a perennial wildflower found in flatwoods, sandhills, wet prairies, and other habitats in Florida. You'll find this plant blooming ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Natural Resources, NFLAG, Wild Weeds

Pollinator Appreciation Month

June 27, 2024

June is Pollinator Month! Pollinators are crucial for the reproduction of all kinds of plants. You’ve thought about where a baby comes from, but have you ever thought where a peach comes from? Let's explore why June is dedicated to these ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #RightPlantRightPlace, Central Florida, Community Garden, Community Gardens, Dade City, Eating, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food, Food Safety, Fresh Fruit And Vegetables, Fruit, Garden, Gardening, Gardens, Goals, Health, Healthy, Horticulture, Irrigation, Landscape, Landscaping, Nutrition, PolliNATION, Pollinator Gardens, Pollinators, Resilient Landscaping, Right Place, Right Plant, UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Office, Vegetables

Support Florida’s Pollinators All Year Long

June 21, 2024

Landscapes that support our native pollinators are places filled with wonder!  They help our environment by providing safe havens for our smallest of wildlife – bees, butterflies and more!  Homeowners, institutions, developers – even apartment ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Wildlife
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Bees, Central Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Flowers, Gardening, Master Gardener Volunteer, Native Bees, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg, Pollinators, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County, Wildlife
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Mosquito FAQs

June 21, 2024

Mosquitoes can be a nuisance, especially the species that pose a public health risk. Below are some of the common questions we receive from our clients at UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County and Sarasota County's Mosquito Management Services. Why ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Home Management, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Awareness, Control, Entomology, Management, Mosquito, Pgm_Chemicals, Treatment

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