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Bird Watching Series: Songbirds (Part 2)


May 5, 2020

Week 2 of Songbirds! How many songbirds were you able to identify last week from part 1? If you missed it last week’s Songbirds (Part 1) post, click here. This week, we will be learning more "Songbirds". These birds can be seen in agricultural ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: 4-H, Activity, Birds, Conservation, Highlands County, Master Gardener, Wildlife

Bird Watching Series: Songbirds (Part 1)


May 1, 2020

This week is all about songbirds! There are many other songbirds in Central Florida you can identify, but here are a few we can practice this week. Have you been following along with our weekly Bird Watching Series? I hope you were able to ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: 4-H, Activity, Agriculture, Birds, Gardening, HCLivestock, Highlands County, Highlands County 4-H, Wildlife

Bird Watching Series: Woodpeckers


April 24, 2020

Have you been practicing your bird identification skills from last week? I hope you were able to identify one new bird outside. If you missed it last week's Raptors & Vultures post, click here. This week, we will be learning about “Woodpeckers”. ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: 4-H, Activity, Birds, Conservation, HCLivestock, Highlands County, Wildlife

Bird Watching Series: Raptors &Vultures


April 17, 2020

Have you been practicing your bird identification skills from last week? I hope you were able to identify one new bird outside. If you missed it last week's Birds of Prey post, click here. This week, we will be learning about “Raptors & ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: 4-H, Agriculture, Birds, HCLivestock, Highlands County, Highlands County 4-H, Livestock, Wildlife

Bird Watching Series: Birds of Prey


April 9, 2020

During these uncertain times everyone is trying to find ways to pass the time, whether this means being unproductive or productive. One PRODUCTIVE and educational way we can pass the time is by learning about the local wildlife. Not only does ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Forests, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: 4-H, Activity, HCLivestock, Highlands County, Highlands County 4-H, Livestock, Master Gardeners, Wildlife

Florida Cattle and Environmental Impact Statistics


October 7, 2019

In the technological advanced world we live in today, many people take to Facebook or other social media outlets to receive their "news". This is not the best way to get unbiased news because majority of people use social media as a way to ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Farm Management, Livestock, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Agriculture, Conservation, HCLivestock, Highlands County, Livestock, Wildlife
A Monarch Butterfly rests on Blue Porterweed inside a butterfly house. Photo by David Austin

Milkweed, Food for Butterflies


September 11, 2018

By David Austin with co-author Master Gardener, Lesa Morey. Milkweed is food for butterflies Milkweed is a plant best known as a specific host plant sought out by certain butterflies; notably the well-known Monarch Butterfly and lesser ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Butterfly Gardening, Highlands County, Host Plants, Insects, Master Gardeners, Milkweed, Monarch Butterfly, Pollination, Pollinators, Queen Butterfly

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