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Florida’s Arbor Day, a Time to Celebrate Trees


January 28, 2021

  I’ve always enjoyed trees in one way or another – climbing them as a kid, eating their fruits, using them to build tree houses, etc. As an adult, I still enjoy and appreciate trees for their beauty and benefits. Can you imagine ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Recreation
Tags: Arbor Day, Florida Arbor Day, Master Gardener Volunteer, Planting Trees, Tree Benefits, Trees
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Odd Looking Caterpillar Becomes Beautiful Swallowtail Butterfly


April 14, 2020

One of the things to do while stuck at home due to COVID-19 restrictions, is to look for caterpillars and butterflies in your landscape. I’ve noticed giant swallowtail butterflies (Papilio cresphontes) a little early this year. The giant swallowtail ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease,
Tags: Butterflies, Caterpillars, Citrus, Giant Swallowtail Butterfly, Insects, Master Gardener Volunteer, Orangedog Caterpillar

Salty Topics Emerald Coast: Marine Debris Removal for Coastal Habitat Restoration

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February 18, 2014

The University of Florida IFAS Extension & Florida Sea Grant program of Okaloosa/Walton Counties invites you to join us on Mar 11th, 11:00 AM for our Salty Topics Emerald Coast Series “Marine Debris Removal for Coastal Habitat Restoration.” This ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Marine Debris, Marine Science, Master Naturalist, Natural Resources, Sea Turtles, Shorebirds, Wildlife

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