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Floral Fables: The Water’s Edge


March 28, 2022

Introduction Kenneth Grahame’s Wind in the Willows was one of my favorite books growing up. His story chronicled the adventures of Rat, Mole, Toad, and Badger. Grahame’s descriptions throughout the book show a romantic image of nature and ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: FFL, Floral Fables, Florida-Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Nassau County, Protect The Waterfront, Water
Coastal bird sitting in tree

Our Landscaping Address


September 21, 2021

A New Address John Prine, or "The Singing Mailman", is one of my favorite musicians. The Signing Mailman delivered mail during the day and played music at open mic nights in Chicago. In addition, my grandfather was a mailman. He delivered mail ... READ MORE

Category: Clubs & Volunteers, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: FFL, Florida-Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, FLorida-Friendly Landscaping Program, Plant Selection, Watersheds
Coastal bird sitting in tree

Superheroes of the Natural World


March 5, 2021

We’re highlighting all things Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) in 2021 as the program marks its 20th anniversary. To learn more about FMNP, view the first blog post here. By Justina Dacey and Rick O’Connor If there were ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Community Science, Florida Master Naturalist Program, FMNP, Invasive Species, Living Shorelines, UF/IFAS Escambia Extension, UF/IFAS Nassau Extension

Living fossils saving lives


February 4, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine has slowly rolled out to states across the country. Behind the scenes an ancient marine creature with ten eyes, twelve legs and magical, milky blue blood is being utilized worldwide for testing vaccines and sterility of ... READ MORE

Category: Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Conservation, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Fishery, Horseshoe Crab, Human Health, Shorebird, Vaccine, Wildlife

A Demonstration Living Shoreline for Northeast Florida


July 30, 2020

As Florida braces for more storms and hurricanes battering our coasts, "living shorelines" are a term you might begin to hear more. They are a method utilized to protect and stabilize shorelines from erosion using natural materials such as oyster ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Fish Habitat, Florida Master Naturalist Program, Living Shorelines, Nassau County, Oyster Restoration, Sea Level Rise, Volunteering, Water Quality

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

Updated 03/16/20 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

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: COVID-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic

Oyster Gardens, Coming to a Dock Near You


October 31, 2018

"It was a bold man who first ate an oyster," said writer and satirist Jonathan Swift. Historically in many parts of Florida, oysters were once harvested and consumed, but today those areas are few and far between. The compounding issues of degrading ... READ MORE

Category: Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Conservation, Estuary, Living Shorelines, Oyster Gardening, Oysters, Volunteering, Water Quality

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