From coast to sandhill, pasture to homestead, dozens of mosquito species breed around Florida homes and neighborhoods. Mosquitoes ease through life in one of four forms - egg, larvae, pupae, or adult. As bloodsucking adults, some are pests, ... READ MORE
The firefly is the symbol of illumination and is portrayed on the Florida Master Gardener volunteer 5-year service award. Wendy L. Wilbur, State Master Gardener coordinator explained, “with 5 years of service, a Master Gardener Volunteer has ... READ MORE
Levy County Extension hosts the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF-IFAS) Extension Master Gardener volunteer (MGV) training program. Meeting Thursdays, January 26 – April 13, 9 am – Noon, Levy County Extension ... READ MORE
Master Gardeners receive the Award of Excellence for Educational Materials from the University of Florida. The ‘Record of Change’ portable herbarium project provides responsive and timely education for residents and Master Gardeners. More ... READ MORE
Children ages 7-13 are invited to attend “A Taste of Italy," June 13-17, 2022. During this fun hands-on program, they will explore plant life cycle through crafts and transplanting oregano. Free plants for participants at Levy County Libraries.
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Joseph MacKenzie, Levy County Forester and Barbara L. Edmonds, Horticulture PA, UF/IFAS Extension Levy County collaborated with Jennifer Bray, Assistant Principal, Bronson Middle-High School during an Arbor Day 2022 program.
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The muscadine is believed to be one of the first native grape species cultivated in North America. Its fruit is popular in jellies, eating in hand, juice and winemaking. And, there is growing interest in muscadine sparkling wine!
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From a distance, white blooms draw your attention when a lot of other trees are still bare. A closer look reveals clusters of fragrant whitish flowers. Bloom appear in early spring prior to, or with, leaf flush. Prunus angustifolia prefers ... READ MORE
Visit UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension booth at 2021 Yankeetown Arts, Crafts and Seafood Festival, Saturday November 20, 2021: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday November 21, 2021: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
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On the fourth day of winter
a dear friend gave to me
four assorted birds.
Making small changes in the landscape benefit winged visitors. At minimum, birds need food, water, cover and space to bear and raise young. It is possible to balance ... READ MORE