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New Episode from Naturally Florida: “Toads as Big as Your Head! Cane Toads in Florida”


June 7, 2022

Cane toads are well known for posing a threat to our pets. They are one of many invasive animal species we have here in Florida. In this episode you will learn all about this invasive toad species, how it became established in Florida, impacts ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Wildlife
Tags: Featured, Invasive Species, Lara Milligan, Living With Wildlife, Naturally Florida Podcast, Shannon Carnevale, Wildlife
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Let’s Talk about Invasive Species Vocabulary


May 12, 2022

Invasive species outreach is critical to the successful detection and rapid response to invasive species threats in Florida's natural areas and urban areas. Unfortunately, due to the complex nature of invasion science, communication around invasive ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Invasive Species, Natural Resources
Tags: Communication, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Shannon Carnevale, UF_ISC
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New Episode from Naturally Florida on Invasive Species Vocabulary


February 23, 2022

You might have seen recent headlines about invasive frogs with dangerous parasites, frozen iguanas falling out of trees, or large invasive lizards that are eating baby gopher tortoises. Florida is a hotspot for nonnative and invasive species, ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Natural Resources
Tags: Invasive Species, Lara Milligan, Naturally Florida Podcast, Shannon Carnevale
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Suspicious Seed Packets New Updates From FDACS


August 4, 2020

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has updated their recommendations for residents receiving suspicious seed packets by mail. Why is this a concern for Florida residents? The types of seed in the packages ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Florida, Invasive Plants, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg, Seed Packets, Suspicious Seed Packet

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

Updated 03/16/20 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

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: COVID-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic
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Volunteers engage in a “BioBlitz” at Se7en Wetlands Park!


November 15, 2018

Approximately 12 volunteers and 10 community partners joined together at Se7en Wetlands Park to inventory the area's plants, insects, and wildlife on Thursday, November 15, 2018 during the park's first ever BioBlitz event. Participants used ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: BioBlitz, Citizen Science, Lakeland, Polk County, Shannon Carnevale

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