Florida's newest Aquatic Preserve, the Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve (NCAP), is about to reach an important milestone. Since designation in 2020, managers and staff at Florida's Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) have worked hard ... READ MORE
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.
Addressing faculty ... READ MORE
Big Bend Shellfish Trail
Florida's Big Bend is one of the last places in Florida with wide swaths of undeveloped coastline. Here, natural shorelines mix with abundant wildlife and clean water to produce amazing visitor experiences. But, many ... READ MORE
Last week, we lost a legend. You only have to take one look at his Facebook page to immediately know how many people deeply cared about Capt. Dan Clymer. The photos shared by those saying goodbye to him there also demonstrate a commonly known ... READ MORE
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
by Jamie Hammond and Savanna Barry
On Wednesday, January 5th, 2022, partners worked together to remove 52 derelict blue crab traps from the Steinhatchee estuary. They removed a total of 1,120 pounds of debris, continuing a years-long effort ... 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.
In an ideal ... READ MORE
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
Coastal cleanup by the numbers
This year, the International Coastal Cleanup was a back in full swing and was a success! At least 140 volunteers braved the rain to remove nearly 2,500 pounds of trash from local shorelines. This is similar to ... READ MORE
Nothing says summer in the Nature Coast like the start of scalloping. Starting tomorrow, June 15th, thousands will splash into the clear water searching through carpets of seagrass for bay scallops. This annual marine Easter egg hunt is possible ... READ MORE