In Florida, this year’s sea turtle nesting numbers were record-breaking! 2023 state-wide statistics from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) counted 133,941 loggerhead sea turtle nests. This is 30,000 nests more than average ... READ MORE
The Florida Keys, with their turquoise waters, vibrant marine life, and stunning coral reefs, have long been a haven for boaters and sailors. This unique and fragile ecosystem holds a treasure trove of natural beauty and wonders. However, ... READ MORE
The holiday season is a time for joy, celebration, and giving. However, amidst the festivities, we must be mindful of our impact on the planet. Sustainable holiday shopping and spending are becoming increasingly important as people seek ways ... READ MORE
Food waste is a significant global issue with far-reaching economic, environmental, and social consequences. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), approximately one-third of all food produced for human consumption ... READ MORE
Diamondback Terrapins are small turtles that live in the brackish waters of estuaries from Massachusetts to Texas. They can be found in tidal creeks and rivers, bays and sounds, salt marshes, and mangrove systems. Throughout their range, ... READ MORE
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
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
As a UF/IFAS extension agent I, like all my extension colleagues, receive a lot of resources about the state of the current COVID-19 pandemic. However, as someone who specializes in water resources, I couldn’t envision how COVID-19 would impact ... 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
The Farm Bureau’s annual Thanksgiving price survey estimates that Thanksgiving Day accounts for $282 million of uneaten turkeys that end up in the trash. Added to our overall food consumption, we throw away 34 million tons of food each ... READ MORE