While the beaches in Pinellas County are gaining a lot of press, County Parks and Preserves have remained open for recreational exercise, with limited amenities, during the duration of the “Safer at Home” County Order . “Under the Governor’s ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
The nation’s economy, public health, infrastructure, and natural resources face an immediate and continued threat from climate change impacts, warns the comprehensive 4th National Climate Assessment (NCA4) released last Friday.
The report ... READ MORE
There are 26 species of oaks recorded in the state of Florida, so it’s not exactly an easy genus to conquer. In fact, upon doing a little exploring locally at Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center, we found that a couple dichotomous ... READ MORE
Have you wanted to become a 4-H volunteer, but worry about the time commitment? Not sure if your child will like to do one project for an entire year? Then the 4-H SPIN (SPecial INterest) clubs may be perfect for you! (more…) READ MORE
For some, it is easy to tell a pine tree from, say, an oak tree, but can you tell a pine tree from a pine tree? Some might say it’s a pain in the neck to properly identify certain pine species. Here, we are going to explore three different ... READ MORE
Hurricane Irma’s winds swept through our area and caused quite a few trees to break, lean, or fall over. You might be wondering - should I plant another tree?
There are several reasons trees are worth the trouble of replanting. Trees are ... READ MORE
Tampa Bay is experiencing sea level rise. However, if we inform ourselves with the science and plan collectively as a community, we will be more resilient to any potential impacts. After a careful review of scientific research and associated ... READ MORE
Pinellas County’s Preserves are a great place to see our amazing wildflowers in their natural ecosystems. Autumn brings a flush of late-flowering plants; whose fruits and seeds may provide food for wildlife through the winter months. The ... READ MORE
It is no secret that government agencies love their acronyms and there is no exception here. Today, I will be talking about the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI), or what some refer to as the “Woo-Eee”. If you break this term up, you may be ... READ MORE