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A have a visitor!

September 14, 2020

Last week I couldn't believe what I saw in my back yard. When I looked out the window, there was a large alligator eating the few oranges that were on my tiny sickly tree. After its dinner, it left. I suppose it came up here from the lake. ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Wildlife

Water Wednesday Recap – Make Your Backyard a Wet Oasis for Wildlife

September 1, 2020

As our state continues to grow, wildlife is experiencing habitat loss due to development. In Florida, urban areas are a dominant feature in the landscape, and many of these urban areas are situated near natural wildlife preserves. What people ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lawn, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Backyard Wildlife, Florida Water, Krista Stump, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

May is American Wetlands Month

May 22, 2020

While we are honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military this Memorial Day weekend, don't forget that May is also the American Wetlands Month. What is American Wetlands Month? American Wetlands Month was founded ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Amphibians, Birds, Constructed Wetlands, Habitat, Reptiles, Wastewater Treatment, Water, Water Quality, Water Treatment, Wetland, Yilin Zhuang

Spring Festival and Plant Sale is around the corner

February 15, 2019

The Osceola County Master Gardeners have been working really hard to bring our First Spring Festival and Plant Sale to the community. This year we have vendors selling plant, honey, garden products and more. Come and visit us Saturday, ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Conservation, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife, Work & Life

Attracting backyard butterflies, bees, and birds

February 14, 2019

Celebrate National Pollinator Week- June 17-23, 2019 and plant a paradise for pollinators in your yard! Florida crops like watermelon, cucumber, blueberry, and strawberry depend on pollinating insects for abundant, high quality fruit. Many ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Wildlife
Tags: Beekeeping, Bees, Florida-Friendly Landscape, Landscaping For Wildlife, Pollinators

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