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A Winter Wildlife Garden

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January 20, 2023

What do you see in the  photo on the left? A container of useless dead plants A bouquet of pollinator plants in their “winter” form A container showing plants that are a source of nesting and shelter for our over-wintering native ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Wildlife
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Bees, Butterflies, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Native Plants, Polkgardening, Polkmg, UF/IFAS, Wildflowers, Wildlife
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“Ground” Yourself By Planting Florida Native Plants

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January 8, 2023

Most gardeners everywhere enjoy the rewarding experience of being “grounded”, so to speak, by planting and maintaining beautiful garden spaces.  And what better way to become grounded in our local environment than by including Florida’s ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes,
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Gardening, Hurricane, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Native Plants, Plants, Polk County FL, Polkgardening, Polkmg, Wildlife
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New Episode from Naturally Florida, “Highlighting a Keystone Species: The Gopher Tortoise”


November 28, 2022

The gopher tortoise is not only a keystone species, but also an endemic species, making it special and important to the overall function of the ecosystems where it is found. In this episode, we will explore the life of the gopher tortoise ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Gopher Tortoise, Lara Milligan, Living With Wildlife, Naturally Florida Podcast, Shannon Carnevale, Wildlife

The Right Dose: Video Series


November 15, 2022

Florida is one of the most regulated states regarding pesticide applications.  Pesticide applicators licensed in Florida that apply Restricted Use Pesticides (RUP) must know their obligation under Florida Law. Restricted Use Pesticides are ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Applying Pesticides Correctly, Pesticide License, Pesticide Testing, Pesticide Training, The Right Dose

La Dosis Correcta: Serie de Videos


November 15, 2022

Florida es uno de los estados más regulados con respecto a las aplicaciones de plaguicidas. Los aplicadores de plaguicidas con licencia en Florida que aplican Plaguicidas de Uso Restringido (RUP) deben conocer su obligación bajo la Ley de ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Applying Pesticides Correctly, En Espanol, Espanol, La Dosis Correcta, Pesticide License, Pesticide Testing, Pesticide Training
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New Episode from Naturally Florida, “It’s Spooky Season, Let’s Chat About Bats

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October 18, 2022

Mummies, Ghosts, and Goblins – oh my! This spooky season, we’re chatting about bats in Florida! Thirteen species of Florida bats live here year-round and several more migrate in from the North or South at certain times of year. These ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Wildlife
Tags: Bats, Ecosystem Services, Featured, Florida Ecosystem, Florida Wildlife, Lara Milligan, Living With Wildlife, Naturally Florida Podcast, Shannon Carnevale
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Post-Hurricane Wildlife Encounters

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October 3, 2022

Native Florida wildlife has adaptations and instincts that help them, literally, “weather the storm” during and after a hurricane. However, what is instinctual and normal for them may be unusual and concerning for us. Post-hurricane wildlife ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Alligators, Florida Black Bears, Florida Wildlife, Hurricane, Hurricane Preparedness, Living With Wildlife, Shannon Carnevale, Snakes, Wildlife
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New Episode from Naturally Florida: “All About Lightning”


September 27, 2022

The state of Florida is famous for its sunshine, beaches, and summertime fun. However, as Floridians, we know that summer also means thunderstorms, and thunder doesn’t happen without lightning. In this episode, we will explore the basic ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Natural Resources
Tags: Lara Milligan, Lightning, Naturally Florida Podcast, Shannon Carnevale, Storms, Thunder

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