Summer Fishing Camp Adventures in Okeechobee
When your county borders the largest lake in Florida, you have plenty of opportunities to go fishing. During the summer, young individuals from Okeechobee participated in the third annual “Fishing ... READ MORE
The Water Ambassador lunch and learn webinar series is back for 2023!
Join UF/IFAS Extension for the Virtual Water Ambassador lunch and learn webinar series. The Water Ambassador Program is an educational partnership between Martin County ... READ MORE
One of my favorite past times is hitting the trails on my bicycle and exploring Florida's natural areas. So on a sunny Saturday in December, I strapped my Trek FX3 on my bike rack and drove out to explore the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trial ... 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
By: Lisa Krimsky, Betty Staugler, Brittany Scharf, Krista Stump and Rebecca Burton
Florida’s lingering red tide has left many concerned residents with unanswered questions. Over the past 14 months since the bloom began off the coast of ... READ MORE
Okeechobee livestock agent, Lauren Butler, Regional Dairy Agent, Colleen Larson, and Gary Ritter, the Assistant Director of Government and Community Affairs for Florida Farm Bureau hosted a team from the National Parks Conservation Association. ... READ MORE
What’s that critter?
Many homeowners call the Extension service to hopefully get a vexing critter ID via phone with only a description. If it rings a distinct bell, such as “it’s flat little gray bag-like ... READ MORE
How do you react when you see a frog? Are you frightened and run away, fascinated and want to catch one, hungry and want to eat the legs, or disgusted and turn your head? Most frogs are quite important to the environment and to humans. However, ... READ MORE
I came across some interesting facts regarding megacities and urban forests.
Did you know that a megacities contains at least 10 million people whose well-being largely depends on ecosystem services provided by remote natural areas?
The ... READ MORE
The gopher tortoise is a moderate-sized, terrestrial turtle, averaging 23–28 cm (9–11 in) in length. The species is identified by its stumpy, elephantine hind feet and flattened, shovel-like forelimbs adapted for digging. The ... READ MORE