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
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
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
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
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
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
You may have paddled past a turtle sunning itself on a rock along a Florida river or witnessed a gopher tortoise crossing a backcountry road. We appreciate them in their natural habitats today, but what many don’t realize is that these reptiles ... READ MORE
"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
WED, JUN 20, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
UF/IFAS Nassau County Extension Director Becky Jordi, will conduct a class for those who have a retention pond on their property and want to install plantings around it. She will be discussing general ... READ MORE