In this episode, we explore the two species of skunks found in Florida, the striped skunk and the eastern spotted skunk. A mammal that is so unique, it recently divided from a subfamily of the weasel to become its own family, a stinky one! ... READ MORE
How do you feel about snakes? Not a fan? Well, while we believe snakes are friends, not foes, we recognize it may be comforting to know that the vast majority of snakes in Florida are non-venomous and largely cannot hurt you or your family. ... READ MORE
Manatees are Florida’s gentle giants and are a sight to behold. They are state and federally protected species under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and the Florida Manatee Sanctuary Act of ... READ MORE
If you are allergic to oak trees or pine trees, you’re about ready to cry, or perhaps you already are because your eyes are so watery you can’t see. I wrote about pollen in a previous blog, and can’t seem to stay away from the topic. Pollen ... READ MORE
Leaves are incredibly fascinating if you spend time taking a closer look, or perhaps feel, or even a smell!
Leaves are made up of multiple layers of plant cells. Plant cells contain chloroplasts. Chloroplasts contain chlorophylls. Chlorophylls ... READ MORE
“So, there I was minding my own business…”
When these words came out of my teacher’s mouth, we all dropped our pens and tuned in; it was story time! Mr. Weinrich was not only one of the most inspiring, funny, and captivating teachers ... READ MORE
Could you survive a month in poverty?
37.9 million Americans and 10.7 million children under the age of 18 live in poverty every day. Many more people have incomes above the poverty line, but their incomes are still low enough to qualify for ... READ MORE
UF/IFAS Extension offers free tax preparation through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA). IRS-Certified tax preparers help taxpayers file taxes quickly and easily. Once your tax return is completed, the VITA volunteers will quality ... READ MORE
By Rebekah Heppner, Pinellas County Master Gardener Volunteer
What the heck is Ethnobotany? Good question. Ethnobotany refers to the scientific study (like botany, get it?) of how people (that’s the ethno part) have traditionally used plants ... READ MORE
The end of 2023 is fast approaching and with it are scammers trying to cash in on unsuspecting consumers.
Here are ten tips to make sure you are not a victim of fraudulent behavior.
If someone from your bank calls and asks for payment ... READ MORE