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What Is That Lawn Ornament?! Frogfruit? Florida lawn of the future?

May 16, 2024

A handful of the "lawn ornaments" that will be featured in this blog series. Top row (left to right): sunshine powderpuff, perennial peanut, frogfruit, and daisy fleabane. Bottom row (left to right): manyflower pennywort, bay lobelia, Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscaping, Lawn, Pgm_HortRes
Horseshoe crab shells.

Volunteers needed for horseshoe crab project

May 24, 2019

Often, when I meet people, they ask me. "What do you do?" When I tell them I’m a marine biologist, I get replies like, “Cool, I always wanted to be a marine biologist" or "I wish I could do that." Here’s your chance. We are looking ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Natural Resources, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Citizen Scientist, Florida Sea Grant, Horseshoe Crabs, Marine Education, Pgm_Marine, Sea Grant, Volunteer

Cyclic Water Struggle

December 1, 2014

At 3 o’clock expect rain. Those were the words I heard over and over when I first moved to the Tampa Bay area. It took time for the wisdom to sink in. Here in Florida we receive the majority of the 54.2 inches of average rainfall during the ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Apps, Horticulture, Irrigation, Lawns, Sustainability, Technology, Water

Citizen Science

August 18, 2014

I’ve often thought about the public’s opinion of scientists as one most closely related to “the man behind the curtain” in the movie The Wizard of Oz. Scientists are often seen as an enigmatic figure, acting in secrecy to create things ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Apps, Data Collection, Education, Horticulture, Irrigation, Research, Science, Technology, Volunteer

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