One of the world's most prolific species of pollinators, the honey bee, is arguably the most important insect species known to mankind. However, despite their immeasurable importance in the role of food production, they often have a negative ... 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
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
Kudos to our Sea Grant Agent, Ana Zangroniz for creating a blog to celebrate our 2nd National Wildlife Day on September 4th this year. And yes the Fall Migratory Season of the Atlantic Flyway is happening now!
At our Extension Office we ... 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
The new school year has begun for students attending Miami Dade County Public Schools. Teachers and students will soon have a chance to look at last year’s school gardens. What will they find?
Most likely these school gardens are in disarray, ... 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
Both on land and underwater, many species possess specialized adaptations to either blend in with their surroundings and/or deter predation. Common examples of this include counter-shading of marine fish and mammals (dark coloration on the top ... READ MORE
Pollinators in General
More than Honeybees and Monarchs, All Pollinators Face Challenges Worldwide. What do pollinators do for us? They feed us! They pollinate the healthy fruits, vegetables and nuts we eat and need to thrive.
Plants, ... READ MORE