Jan. 23-29, 2022, is Florida’s Prescribed Fire Awareness Week, and we're helping you learn more about this vital function with the family-friendly Fire Fest 2022 event.
Fire Fest is a fun opportunity for the whole family to learn how fire ... READ MORE
The bald eagle, a Florida native, and its relative, the golden eagle, are always a special sight to spy in the sky. While you may be elated to have an eagle encounter, there are a few key tips of eagle etiquette to adhere to when birding to ... READ MORE
While it's easy to get enraptured by the world of raptors, as the emblem of our nation, eagles distinguish themselves as some of our most enchanting birds of prey. They're apex predators and great indicators of environmental health tipping us ... READ MORE
I knew our Extension office was a popular place, but this week has brought a whole new level of visitation to our beautiful grounds! The area surrounding our office has been all "a twitter" (excuse the poor pun) with people bedecked with binoculars ... READ MORE
By Lee Hayes Byron, County Extension Director and Abbey Tyrna, Water Resources Extension Agent
As I travel around Sarasota County, I see so many examples of sustainability and best practices applied in peoples’ yards, homes, and neighborhoods. ... READ MORE
Swooping through the night sky, many people are quick to decry bats as blood suckers, rabies vectors, and a general nuisance. However, these miraculous flying mammals pose little risk to humans and are actually essential in managing our ecosystems.
Home ... 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
As a Florida native, I've become fascinated by our sole endemic bird: the Florida scrub jay. When offered the opportunity to help survey populations in the Sarasota area, I couldn't resist, and by just 10:30am I had seen my first jays, helped ... READ MORE
As an Environmental Education and Outreach Intern for the Ecology and Natural Resource Program at UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County, I was afforded the opportunity to engage with our flora and fauna in ways I never had before. After some late ... READ MORE
Hoy es el Día Internacional para la Conservación del Ecosistema de Manglares. Adoptado por la Conferencia General de la UNESCO en 2015 y celebrado cada año el 26 de julio, este día tiene como objetivo crear conciencia sobre la importancia ... READ MORE