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
Common Name: Wild Pig, Wild Hog, Feral Swine
Status: Invasive Species
Scientific Name: Sus scrofa
Occurrence: Year-round resident throughout Florida
Identification: The average wild pig can be about three foot tall, and over five ... 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
"Help! We went scalloping for the first time and harvested some scallops. How do we clean them?"
Don't worry. We have a solution!
What you will need:
• A cleaning utensil such as a butter knife or spoon from your kitchen. Nothing sharp!
• Disposal ... READ MORE
In a 2021 in-service-training, Scholarship in Extension 2.0 Virtual Workshop, the Central District Regional Specialized Agents (RSAs) and Associate District Extension Director (DED) reviewed program development implementation and evaluation, ... READ MORE
As we wrap up the old year and before we begin diving into the new year, it is important that we take time to reflect on the highlights of our programing efforts from this past year. These highlights can then be transformed into award winning ... READ MORE
Common Name: Hooded Merganser
Status: Native Species
Scientific Name: Lophodytes cucullatus
Occurrence: Winter Resident
Identification: Both the male and female species can be identified separately based on their own unique coloration, ... 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