What's your first thought when you hear the words "the one that got away?" You might think of a forfeited opportunity of love or fortune, but I'm almost sure an orange and black lizard does not immediately come to mind!
Well, welcome to the ... READ MORE
Hello! I'm Adelaide Mahler, one of the Environmental Education and Outreach interns at UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County this summer. Moreover, I'm an individual terribly in love with the environment (and education). So, read on to learn a bit ... READ MORE
Co-Authored by: Alyssa Vinson and Katherine Clements
What are invasive species?
An invasive plant, animal or pest is one that is non-native (originating from another state or country), are able to reproduce and maintain self-sustaining ... READ MORE
Recently, residents in multiple states have received unexpected packages of seeds in the mail. Given the unknown origin and nature of the package contents, officials are cautioning anyone who receives such a package to NOT open it or use/plant ... READ MORE
UPDATE (9:30 a.m. September, 2, 2020)
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has updated their guidance on what to do if you receive an unsolicited package of seeds in the mail.
There are now two options ... READ MORE
A New Reason to Celebrate
As Independence Day weekend comes to a close, we may have to say goodbye to our barbecues, apple pies, and sparklers...Of course, that does not mean we have run out of things to celebrate this month! (more…) READ MORE
Giant invasive snakes: The problem with invasive species
By now, we have all heard of the giant invasive snakes, such as the Burmese pythons now found in Everglades National Park. Like many animal species that become invasive, these pythons ... READ MORE
An invasive species is an organism that causes ecological or economic harm in a new environment where it is not native*, and its introduction can be intentional or unintentional.
There are many kinds of invaders such as algae, plants, fungus, ... 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