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Proposed Rule to list Queen Conch as Threatened Under the Endangered Species Act


November 22, 2022

Queen Conch (current scientific name Alger gigas, formerly Strombus gigas) is such an iconic animal in the Florida Keys that local born residents are called “conchs,” especially those living near Key West, Florida.  Most locals have ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Endangered Species Act, Florida Keys, Florida Sea Grant, Queen Conch
Mexican petunia with gall mites

What is This? Gall Mites!

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August 30, 2022

Visiting different properties around the Keys, I’ve noticed an increased number of Mexican petunia plants, Ruellia simplex, covered in white patches. These aren’t mealybugs or whiteflies, it is caused by gall mites and it's the plants ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease
Tags: Florida Friendly Landscaping, Florida Keys, Gall Mites, Invasive Species, IPM Florida, Native Plants, Ruellia

Forget the supply chain, have a greener holiday

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October 18, 2021

The holidays are not here yet, I know. But the media is reporting holiday chaos. With shipping disruptions and limited supply they insist that we need to be shopping NOW! Maybe this year we can rethink what and with who we want to celebrate. After ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Home Management, Money Matters, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Budget, Eco, Gifts, Green Living, Holiday

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