Stormwater ponds are commonly seen throughout the state of Florida. Typically, each is built with the intention to prevent flooding by giving rainwater an area of low elevation to run to and filter stormwater prior to it entering larger watersheds ... READ MORE
We're ending our Happy Halloweeding series with one of the spookiest invasive weeds of all - lantana. Lantana strigocamara (also know as Lantana camara) is listed by the Global Invasive Species Database as one of the worst invasive species ... READ MORE
Air potato vine, like the villainous Queen of Hearts, strangles everything in its wake in smothering hearts. It is this week's invasive halloweed.
First introduced to the Americas in 1905, air potato quickly became considered ... READ MORE
Jumping out from the bushes to scare us this week is Mexican petunia (Ruellia simplex). Mexican petunia is a Category 1 invasive plant, the worst category of invasiveness used by the Florida Invasive Species Council. Category 1 invasive plants ... READ MORE
As the colors begin to change in other parts of the country, many begin to desire the fall reds and golds here as well. Some of our native trees do get lovely fall color, particularly the hickories that turn gold and the sweetgums that turn ... READ MORE
Fall is known for pumpkin picking, cooler weather, and trick-or-treating. While we are enjoying our yards in this cooler, drier weather, it is a good time to look for something truly spooky that may be lurking amongst the bushes: invasive ... READ MORE
Wondering how your landscape can protect the environment? The Water Wednesday Team has partnered with the UF/IFAS Communications and developed 11 videos to show you how your landscape can be both esthetically pleasing and environmental friendly.
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What are they and where do they come from?
Metals are substances naturally found in the earth’s crust. Humans have used them extensively throughout history. Metals are so crucial for human civilization that historians have even named entire ... READ MORE
Florida is known as the Sunshine State. In fact, it rains a lot here. The annual rainfall amounts range from 40 to 60 inches depending on the location (Florida Climate Center. 2016), which in turns generates a lot stormwater runoff. When it ... READ MORE
What is it?
Nitrate is a chemical compound composed of nitrogen and oxygen. Naturally occurring in low concentrations within the soil, water, and air, nitrate plays a vital role in plant and microbial life cycles. However, excessive amounts ... READ MORE