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Oak leafroller caterpillar on plant

Springtime Caterpillars


March 21, 2024

It's officially spring, and almost like clockwork, several seasonal caterpillars have begun to emerge from our trees...and may have found their way onto our walls, benches, and well, just about everywhere. While their presence may be a nuisance ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Caterpillar, Echo Moth, Inchworm, Integrated Pest Management, Leafroller, Management, Pest, Pgm_Chemicals, Spring, Tussock
An artist's workbench. Photo Credit: Canva

Meet a Master Gardener Volunteer Series: UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County Speaker’s Bureau


March 6, 2024

Meet a Master Gardener Welcome to our "Meet a Master Gardener Volunteer" blog series, where we delve into the inspiring stories and impactful contributions of the passionate individuals who form the backbone of our gardening community. These ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Master Gardener Volunteer, Pgm_HortRes, Volunteer
A banner photo of two people kayaking through a mangrove tunnel reads Sarasota County Natural Areas Story Map, with the UF/IFAS Extension and Sarasota County logos on either side.

Sarasota County’s Natural Areas Story Map Brings Nature to You


December 14, 2023

Living on the Suncoast offers us a wide variety of opportunities to play outdoors and enjoy the true natural beauty of Florida’s unique ecosystems and habitats. From world class beaches to beautiful natural area preserves that host fascinating ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Accessibility, Environment, Hike, Naturalareasstorymap, Nature, Outside, Pgm_EcoNR, Story Map, Storymap, Virtualexperience, Wildlife
Treasure Quest booklet - What Treasures Will You Find?

Treasure Quest


November 29, 2023

Hi there! My name is Ozzy the Otter, and I have some exciting news for you. Treasure Quest locations have popped up all across Sarasota County! Come play with me and learn all about what nature has to offer at your favorite park or library. ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Adventure, Education, Fun, Game, Libraries, Parks, Pgm_Water, Quest, Treasure, TreasureQuest, Youth

Sow some green habits (along with some vegetables) with the Family Green Living Kit


May 14, 2021

By Sophia Moundous and Mindy Hanak Sarasota County’s Family Green Living Kits can help foster sustainability lessons in many ways. The kits are filled with fun, interactive activities and books for all ages. Grab a kit from your local library ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Natural Resources, Recreation, Work & Life
Tags: Community Garden, Curriculum, Demo, Edible, Family, Garden, Gardening, Green, Green Living, Library, One Seed, Pgm_Gardens, Pgm_Sustain, Salad, School Garden, Seed Tape, Sustainability, Video, Youth

Providing science-based programming to schools


April 29, 2021

By Dr. Katherine Clements, Sophia Moundous, Sarah Davis, Lee Hayes Byron, and contributors from all program areas UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County provides many opportunities for educational programming - not only for adults in our community, ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Forests, Health & Nutrition, Home Management, Invasive Species, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Recreation, Relationships & Family, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: 4H, Club, Curriculum, Development, Enrich, Garden, Lesson, Pgm_4H, Pgm_EcoNR, Pgm_FNP, Pgm_Sustain, School, Science, STEM, Student, Sustainability, Youth

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