As an Extension agent, I give a lot of presentations about elasmobranchs. Sharks and rays, that is.
There are many reasons why, but one of the main reasons is that people are eager to learn more about these fascinating creatures. So, in addition ... READ MORE
Magnificent Monarchs in Peril!
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the global leading authority on the status of biological diversity, declared monarch butterflies endangered this week.
According to the IUCN, ... READ MORE
The Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis)
The Sandhill Crane stands out among the crowd, quite literally in fact. This dashing wading bird is typically seen going for a dignified stroll with its mate in all areas of Florida. Its feathers ... READ MORE
Longer and warmer days are here, it must be summer! There is so much to love about this season. Schools are out, the ocean is warm, and the roads are slightly less congested. If you’re feeling stuck on ideas for things to do this summer, try ... READ MORE
Sarasota County Sustainability staff and Sarasota Housing Authority (SHA) kicked off the summer by completing energy- and water-efficiency improvements for the last three floors at SHA’s Annex building in downtown Sarasota. Our team ... READ MORE
While venturing out for a walk with my dog yesterday evening, I made a big mistake. I did not apply insect repellent.
Actually, it was a huge mistake. Within minutes, it was a battle for blood: me trying to keep it and the mosquitoes trying ... READ MORE
Hoy, como cada 8 de junio desde 1992, muchas personas en todo el mundo celebran el Día Mundial de los Océanos. Este evento fue creado para abogar e inspirar a las personas, comunidades y naciones a tomar medidas sobre el uso sostenible, la ... READ MORE
Today, like every June 8 since 1992, many people around the globe celebrate World Oceans Day. This event was created to advocate and inspire people, communities, and nations to take action on the sustainable use, protection, conservation, and ... READ MORE
On Jan. 19, 2006, Dave’s Auto Repair became the first Sarasota County Green Business Partner. Join us in this blog series over the next several months as we highlight our partners by looking back over the past 15 years of this fantastic partnership!
Over ... READ MORE
As we enter into this year's hurricane season and people are reminded to gather appropriate stocks of water, medicines, pet supplies and nonperishables; be ready to board up their buildings and hunker down... have you ever wondered what ... READ MORE