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Meet a Master Gardener Volunteer Series: UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County Twin Lakes Demonstration Gardens

July 25, 2024

Meet a Master Gardener Welcome to our "Meet a Master Gardener Volunteer" blog series, where we spotlight the dedicated individuals who make a significant impact in our community through their passion for horticulture and education. Today, we ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Demonstration Garden, FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscape, MGV, Pgm_HortRes, UFSaraExt_MGV
Zebra longwing butterfly on a Jatropha plant

The Great Southeast Pollinator Census

July 19, 2024

The Great Southeast Pollinator Census This year will be the first year Florida will be participating in the Great Southeast Pollinator Census (GSEPC). Created by the University of Georgia Extension Services in 2019, the citizen science project ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Bees, Butterflies, Census, Citizen Science, Flies, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Great Southeast Pollinator Census, Inaturalist, Moths, Pgm_Chemicals, Pgm_HortRes, PolliNATION, Pollinators, Wasps
photo illustration of resource conservation, with green earth globe set against backdrop of lush, green vegetation. [credit: pixabay.com, satheesh sankaran]

Sarasota County Green Map: Medical and Life Sciences Business Partners

July 17, 2024

Sarasota County has taken another step towards a greener future with the launch of its new Green Business Partnership Map.  The goal is to showcase and promote local businesses dedicated to environmental practices, encouraging residents and ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation
Tags: Conservation, Environmental Sustainability, GBP, Green Business, Green Business Partnership, Pgm_Waste, Resources, Waste Reduction
Gator cartoon and lubber grasshopper

Backyard Bugs: Identifying Insects in the Landscape

July 15, 2024

There are more than 12,500 species of insects...in Florida, alone! For the average person, it can be difficult to distinguish between common, garden-variety ladybugs. And, it can be just as difficult to understand the difference between a "good" ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Bug, Garden, Insects, Landscape, Pests, Pgm_Chemicals, Plants, StarterKit
An image of children and an adult standing at the edge of river, looking at white birds on the other side of the river through binoculars.

Looking Back on LIFE: A Successful Year for Sarasota County’s Award Winning Youth Education Program

July 1, 2024

Malala Yousafzai, youngest Nobel Peace Prize recipient and youth advocate for the power of education and equal opportunity for girls, famously said, "The world is shaped by the dreams and ambitions of its young minds." As we work to address ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Conservation, Environment, LIFE Program, Nature, Pgm_EcoNR, Youth Development, Youth Education

Wondering About Wildlife?: Alligator Encounters

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June 28, 2024

Are there Alligators in Florida? Yes indeed! The American alligator is one of Florida's most iconic examples of native wildlife with an estimated population of 1.5 million alligators in Florida, that's almost 1 alligator for every 20 humans! Alligators ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, Wildlife
Tags: Alligators, Animals, Pgm_EcoNR, StarterKit, Urban Wildlife, Wildlife, Wonderingaboutwildlife

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