In this episode we explore the creepiest, crawliest, grossest of arachnids, ticks. And no, we don't feel bad calling them gross!
Tick-borne illnesses can wreak havoc on people's lives and there is still so much we don't know about them. On ... READ MORE
Have you ever wanted to try backpacking?
Backpacking is a form of hiking where the hikers carry all the things needed for camping on their backs. This usually includes tents, cooking supplies, food, water, and clothes.
Typically, in ... READ MORE
This October, join us for a two-day beginner backpacking class!
This two-day workshop (Tuesday and Thursday evening) will teach participants all about the basic skills required to go backpacking in Florida's backcountry.
Participants ... READ MORE
Join Polk County 4-H for a family day camp to celebrate Lakes Appreciation Month!
Every July is Lakes Appreciation Month, let's celebrate by learning about our local lakes!
Polk County is home to over 500 named lakes. This July learn how ... READ MORE
Florida is popular for its outdoor attractions with numerous beaches, pools, roller coasters, and great golfing opportunities. It can be tempting to stay out all day. However, with outdoor activities comes thunderstorms and, with it, lightning. ... 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
December can be a time of busyness and stress. How easy it is to get totally “wrapped up” (so to speak) in holiday projects and plans! One of the best antidotes to pre-holiday stress is to spend a bit of time outdoors in a natural setting.
Scientific ... READ MORE
Have you ever wanted to quick identify a bird you've seen in your yard, at the park, or while on a hike? The Merlin Bird ID app from Cornell's Lab of Ornithology can help!
Watch this short video to learn more about the app and what it can ... READ MORE
Every few years, a parasite commonly referred to as Brain-Eating Amoeba starts to attract attention for its sudden and often fatal impact on humans. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only three of the 138 people ... READ MORE