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New Episode from Naturally Florida Podcast: “Florida’s Floating Sea-Potatoes … the Manatee!”

lara milligan
February 12, 2024

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

Category: , Natural Resources
Tags: Lmilligan, Mammal, Manatee, Naturally Florida Podcast, Sea Cow

Spanish Moss, a new episode from Your Central Florida Yard podcast

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January 22, 2024

Spanish moss: creepy or cool? What comes to mind when you think of a southern landscape? Large, graceful oaks draped oh-so-perfectly with Spanish moss? Spanish moss is a quintessential part of our landscapes “down south” and it is often ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes,
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Flowers, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Native Plants, Podcast, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg, Spanish Moss, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County, Wildlife, Your Central Florida Yard Podcast

Lichen: A New Episode from Your Central Florida Yard

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January 12, 2024

Lichens, what are those? In this episode of Your Central Florid Yard, learn how to recognize lichens in the landscape and what exactly they are doing on your tree or even a garden bench or fence post. A new episode out now from Your Central ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Julie Schelb, Master Gardener, Native Plants, Podcast, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County, Your Central Florida Yard
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Florida Black Bears, a New Episode from Naturally Florida

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November 27, 2023

Florida black bears have been in the news, frequently, this year! On today's episode, we chat about the Florida black bear's diet, behavior, and biology, and provide some tips for co-existing with our resident bears. New Episode from Naturally ... READ MORE

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

New Episode from Naturally Florida – “Bloom, there it goes!”

lara milligan
November 14, 2023

If you live in Florida, chances are you have heard or read about “harmful algal blooms" commonly referred to as HABs. We have received many requests for an episode on this topic, so…here it is! What are algae? What is a HAB? Are all algae ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Algae, Algae Blooms, Fish Kills, Harmful Algae Blooms, Naturally Florida Podcast, Red Tide

New Episode from Naturally Florida: PodBLAST – The Impact of Fireworks

lara milligan
September 20, 2023

In this episode we explore the impacts of fireworks to air quality, water quality, wildlife and more! Although fireworks are a staple for celebrations around the world, the explosives almost always contain pollutants like heavy metals, perchlorates, ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Air Quality, Fireworks, Naturally Florida Podcast, Water Quality, Wildlife

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