Have you seen white, long-beaked birds in your neighborhood? Maybe a pair of tall birds out for a stroll, or a massive grey bird flying overhead? All these birds are considered wading birds. They love shallow water and frequent lakes, ponds, ... READ MORE
National Endangered Species Day is May 20, 2022, created by the U.S. Senate in 2006, this day of appreciation also coincides with World Endangered Species Day.
Florida Endangered list
Our state animal, the Florida Panther, is our ... READ MORE
Migratory Birds in Florida
Saturday, May 14, 2022, is the World Migratory Bird Day. Created by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center in 1993, it is a day to celebrate and learn about migratory birds. For more information you can visit ... READ MORE
This Friday, April 29, 2022, will be National Arbor Day, a holiday invented to recognize the importance of trees. It is most often observed by the planting of trees, either as a part of a group or as an individual homeowner. Here in Florida, ... READ MORE
Do we have spring bulbs in Florida?
Well, not if you mean crocus, tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths; our winters are not cold enough for them to survive here. But, if you want something big and showy that can return every spring and live for ... READ MORE
In a 2021 in-service-training, Scholarship in Extension 2.0 Virtual Workshop, the Central District Regional Specialized Agents (RSAs) and Associate District Extension Director (DED) reviewed program development implementation and evaluation, ... READ MORE
You can add some plants to make it look natural and attract wildlife
Having a lawn around the pond is not the best answer for attracting wildlife. According to the Florida Friendly principles, a lawn should not be any closer than 10 feet ... READ MORE
Can we help the birds and wildlife at the lakefront parks by bringing them a loaf of bread when we visit?
While intentions are good, we should eat the bread ourselves instead. It can actually lead to malnutrition in wild birds, since it does ... READ MORE
St. Patrick’s Day Story
The history of Saint Patrick's Day does really include what the Irish call a green clover, or shamrock. Saint Patrick was said to have bent down and picked up a leafy green shamrock stem found on the church lawn ... READ MORE
Many of us love watching the critters in our backyards. Birds, butterflies, squirrels, frogs, and lizards all depend on certain plants for survival. When selecting plants for our landscape, we can choose plants that are not only beautiful but ... READ MORE