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Mosquitoes and Their Control

In Florida, mosquitoes are more than a nuisance—they can also transmit diseases that make them a public health hazard. This brief and colorful booklet gives you the buzz on mosquitoes—their habitats, life cycle and behavior, as well as how to control them—what works (and what doesn’t). Each booklet has a 12” x 9” centerfold poster with simple methods for reducing mosquito bites when you’re outdoors. Written by faculty at the Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory and mosquito control experts throughout the state, Mosquitoes & Their Control is a useful tool for informing the public about Florida’s “state bird.”

30 pp.




New Extension office in Nassau County named for Rebecca Jordi

UF/IFAS Extension opens new county office in Yulee, Florida

The IFAS Extension Bookstore has two titles authored by Rebecca Jordi, who served as director of UF/IFAS Extension Nassau County from 2010 t0 2020.

Florida-Friendly Plants for Retention Ponds

Rebecca Jordi

Florida has over 6,800 stormwater retention ponds, which are designed to control flooding and reduce water pollution. Unfortunately, the turfgrass embankments that surround most retention ponds aren’t effective at filtering out nutrients, and so they become a bane to the environment and eyesores for property managers.

However, the addition of Florida-friendly plants can transform retention ponds from algae-filled, stagnant pools to beautiful landscapes that filter out nutrients, enhance water quality and increase property values.

With vibrant photos and descriptions, this identification deck is a guide to 26 Florida native and Florida-friendly plants that are uniquely suited for retention ponds. It includes model plans and resources for creating beautiful and cost-effective landscapes.

Author Rebecca Jordi was an urban horticulturist and Nassau County Extension director who unfortunately passed away in 2020. We are grateful to realize her dream of sharing this primer for revitalizing Florida’s landscapes and natural resources.

68 pp.


Zoe’s Mission

Rebecca Jordi

Illustrated by Joanne Roach

This delightfully-illustrated children’s book follows Zoe, a zebra longwing butterfly, on her adventurous journey to find a safe place to lay her eggs and raise a family. Along the way she encounters the hazards of civilization and the joys of meeting other creatures. This book is a wonderful introduction to the world of butterflies and other pollinators, featuring the life cycles of several of Florida’s most common species.

Proceeds from sales go to support UF/IFAS Extension Nassau County’s horticulture programming.

48 pp. 8.5” x 11”, hardcover


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Posted: June 8, 2022

Category: EVENTS, UF/IFAS Communications, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Mosquito Control, Mosquitoes, Rebecca Jordi, UF IFAS Bookstore

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