Manatees are unquestionably one of the most fascinating and gentle creatures to grace the warm waters of Florida. These herbivores, renowned for their slow, deliberate movements, play a vital role in preserving the health and balance of their ... READ MORE
Gear up for the 7th Annual UF/IFAS Coastal Cleanup in Hernando County!
Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Check-in Location: 6340 Shoal Lind Blvd., Spring Hill
Each ... READ MORE
The University of Florida and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released 30 tagged snook in Pasco and Hernando counties. Each fish has an internal acoustic tag that communicates its unique ID onto a receiver and an external ... READ MORE
The 2022 Coastal Cleanup was a success! We had 266 volunteers of all ages remove debris from land and sea.
Our trash sorting station not only logged the types and amounts of trash but also weighed the debris this year. We estimated that ... READ MORE
Introduced in the 1840s as an ornamental, the Brazilian peppertrees (Schinus terebinthifolia) are one of Florida's most widespread invaders. They are abundant throughout the south, central, and parts of northern Florida, spanning canals, coastal ... READ MORE
Through online classroom discussions, videos, presentations, and field trips, participants will learn about the ecology, wildlife, vegetation, and conservation issues of Florida’s coastal and marine environments. Students will explore ... READ MORE
It's that time of year again! SAVE THE DATE for the 6th Annual UF/IFAS Extension Coastal Cleanup!
Florida Sea Grant and UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County are teaming up with local businesses and the County government to host the 2022 International ... READ MORE
Chuck before you shuck! Leave the small scallops behind!
Did you know bay scallops in Florida's waters only live for 18 months? Or that the recreational harvest season along the Gulf Coast occurs before scallops are allowed to reproduce? ... READ MORE
Recreational scalloping along Florida's Adventure Coast is finally here! Are you ready? Here are some answers to some FAQ about scalloping in Hernando County.
Is there somewhere I can walk off of the shore and go scalloping? Scallops are ... READ MORE
Common Name: Eastern Bluebird
Status: Native Species
Scientific Name: Sialia sialis
Occurrence: Year-round Species
Identification: One of the most iconic of perennial song birds found in Central Florida. Eastern Bluebirds are larger ... READ MORE