By Ana Zangroniz and Angela Collins, Florida Sea Grant Extension Agent, Manatee County
The October 6th meeting of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) ended with a new draft proposed rule: the permission for a limited harvest ... 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
Sanctuary: “a place of refuge or safety” and “a nature reserve,” according to Oxford Languages.
The National Marine Sanctuary System was established in 1972 for the purposes of conservation, research and monitoring, and education ... READ MORE
Caribbean spiny lobster in Florida
This week marks the two-day lobster mini-season, the always-anticipated sport season for recreational harvest only. In Florida, the Caribbean spiny lobster (Panulirus argus) is a very well-managed fishery. ... READ MORE
Recently, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), released its 2020 Boating Accident Statistical Report. Miami-Dade County ranked second for the highest boating accident rate. Monroe County ranked first. In general, the ... READ MORE
Forecasters at NOAA's Climate Prediction Center are predicting an above-normal hurricane season!
An above-normal 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is expected, according to forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. The outlook predicts ... 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
Are you noticing that the big and tall Washingtonia palm (Washingtonia robusta) are dying in the landscape? Lately, I am seeing a lot of damage in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. The cause of the problem is a disease cause by the fungus Fusarium ... READ MORE
By: Jeramy Smith. 4-H Extension Agent.
In the spring of 2015, 4-H had the opportunity to partner with our sister organization, Miami-Dade County EcoAventures, at Amelia Earhart Park to bring our 4-H members canoeing. EcoAdventures provided ... 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