Have you ever wondered where the saying, “busy like a bee” comes from? Well, it comes from the worker honey bee - known to be the most active bee of their species, Apis millifera, as they are faced with many different tasks and duties throughout ... READ MORE
It can be confusing to hear about Florida Arbor Day in January or even National Arbor Day in April. These dates do not always mean it is the best time to plant a tree in South Florida. They do mark the importance of planting trees which are ... READ MORE
Water is the most limiting abiotic (non-living) factor to plant growth and productivity, therefore, plants have developed an effective system to absorb, translocate, store, and utilize water. For example, some large rainforest trees can use ... READ MORE
Tomorrow marks a holiday so fabulous that it’s celebrated twice a year. On September 4 and February 22, we celebrate National Wildlife Day, created to bring recognition to not only enjoy and appreciate the types of wildlife we have living ... READ MORE
The other day I was enjoying a nice breakfast, when I saw a man sitting next to me with his bicycle. Of course, my wife started talking with him! It turns out that he is a professor from Columbia, NY who, as far as I could understood, teaches ... READ MORE
Hurricane season started on June 1st. Are you sure your trees are in good shape? When was the last time you pruned them? How does the root system look? Do they have any broken or dead branches? How close the tree is to your own property? Usually, ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
South Florida is best known for our sprawling beaches and exciting nightlife, but did you know that behind all of the glitz and glamor of South Beach there is a secret world yearning to be discovered? That world is one where you can ... READ MORE
I came across some interesting facts regarding megacities and urban forests.
Did you know that a megacities contains at least 10 million people whose well-being largely depends on ecosystem services provided by remote natural areas?
The ... READ MORE