As our state continues to grow, wildlife is experiencing habitat loss due to development. In Florida, urban areas are a dominant feature in the landscape, and many of these urban areas are situated near natural wildlife preserves. What people ... READ MORE
June 16 is World Sea Turtle Day. Most readers are probably aware that sea turtles nest on our local beaches during the summer months (May through October). Three species commonly nest on Florida beaches. Over the past five years (2015-19), 3,344 ... READ MORE
While we are honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military this Memorial Day weekend, don't forget that May is also the American Wetlands Month.
What is American Wetlands Month?
American Wetlands Month was founded ... READ MORE
As you may have guessed from the title today is Earth Day and I will be talking about pollinators, but did you think "Visual Attraction?" Today's blog will go over a very brief history of Earth Day, talk a little nature and colors, and hopefully ... READ MORE
The past month has been all about finding ways to adapt to this new COVID-19 situation! I have been working with several of my Florida Sea Grant Extension colleagues to develop some fabulous new resources. Some of these are specifically designed ... READ MORE
Florida Sea Grant has created several new environmental education resources to help students learning from home during the COVID-19 situation. Parents, students and teachers can find a wealth of educational materials, including lessons and information ... READ MORE
Most of us Florida residents were shivering last week as we had our coldest air temperatures of this winter season so far. Yes, our northern friends and relatives laugh as we complain bitterly about high temperatures in the fifties. But these ... READ MORE
June is a busy month for marine awareness. World Oceans Day is celebrated on June 8 and World Sea Turtle Day is June 16. This year there was a concerted effort to celebrate sea turtle week during the time between those two dates. The website ... READ MORE
The majority of foods that we eat are produced thanks to pollinators, like bees.
Do you like blueberries? Chocolate? Squash? Almonds? Vanilla? Thank a pollinator if you said 'yes'. Bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, beetles, flies; even bats ... READ MORE
The 2017 sea turtle nesting season in northeast Florida began in May. Typically, female sea turtles crawl up onto the beach to lay their eggs overnight, taking advantage of the cooler temperatures. However, very occasionally they may nest in ... READ MORE