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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

Coastal Invaders: Mother of Millions


May 6, 2020

Among the sandy dunes of northeast Florida, there’s a plant quietly replicating itself. It outcompetes our native beach species slowly altering the ecology. Mother of Millions (Kalanchoe x houghtonii) or sometimes called Chandelier plant, ... READ MORE

Category: Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Coastal Invasives, Invasive Species, Invasive Species Removal, Mother Of Millions, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Nassau Extension, Volunteer

During the outbreak be like a gopher tortoise, stay in your burrow


March 25, 2020

Gopher Tortoises Spend Eighty Percent of Their Time in Burrows You may have been driving down a road in the middle of nowhere Florida and noticed a large tortoise crossing. It most likely was a gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus). These ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Conservation, Coronavirus, Gopher Tortoise, Gopher Tortoise Burrow, Nassau County, UF/IFAS Extension, Uplands

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

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