No one knows for sure who created this day. Still, we know that celebrating is a great way to show appreciation for Florida’s number one economic resource, which brings in around $9 billion and employs approximately 76,000 Floridians. Florida ... READ MORE
The tax filing deadline for 2021 returns was April 18, 2022. The filing deadline has different consequences. If you owe money, there are financial penalties for not filing on time. If the U.S. Treasury owes you a refund, then you have up to ... READ MORE
Exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in young children affects the developing brain in ways that impact behavior, cognitive development, and physical health. Adverse childhood experiences occur when a child under the age of eighteen ... READ MORE
Urban Forests For the Birds - Part 2. Management
Composition of the urban forest
Landscape architects and urban foresters recommend which species of trees to plant on public lands and private land. These decisions have a long term effect ... READ MORE
Are you afraid you might be burnout, or close to it? Are you exhausted of working all the time, and find that you are mentally drained? Let’s examine how you might have reached this point. So, what does being “burnt out” really mean? We ... READ MORE
According to a recent Pew Research study conducted on U.S. Census data, about one third of children living in the United States are living with an unmarried parent (2018). When it comes to divorce or separation, children, especially younger ... READ MORE
Leaf-footed bugs are a garden pest and they can feed on many plants, including ornamental plants, fruits, and vegetables. See these links for more information about leaf-footed bugs and other stink bugs: https://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/orn/leaffooted_bug.htm ... READ MORE
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has updated the air potato beetle program. Residents are now asked to report vines found on their property through an online form.
Residents can report the vines annually ... READ MORE
Basketgrass is a common weed in Central Florida. There are three species found in our area. Although one is native, the other two are not, and it is extremely difficult to tell one species from another without the help of a botanist.
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Algal leaf spots can be common on plants such as crotons, ornamentals, and evergreens. The spots are usually grey, green or tan. Poor circulation can contribute to algal leaf spots. Look for it on older leaves.
Damaged leaves won't improve, ... READ MORE