Often underrecognized for their contributions to our environment, bats play a pivotal role in keeping insect populations under control while also providing fertilization and pollination services.
Emerging from their roosts at ... READ MORE
Big Enough to Be on His Own
Eight months after Bucky’s rescue by a 4-H youth, he was ready to be on his own. He had successfully learned how to hunt and feed himself. Adult great horned owls mature to a height of between 18-25 inches. ... READ MORE
Environmental Science is an important 4-H project area. Environmental science includes marine ecology, forestry, archery, survival skills, birds, insects, wildlife, fishing, and other outdoor topics. The aim of the environmental science program ... READ MORE
As you drive around the Tri-County, you will notice that we have a lot of ponds. We use these ponds for a variety of reasons, some of which include fishing, swimming and watering livestock. Fish need a habitat that provides optimum conditions ... READ MORE
As our state continues to grow, wildlife is experiencing habitat loss due to development. In Florida, urban areas are a dominant feature in the landscape, and many of these urban areas are situated near natural wildlife preserves. What people ... READ MORE
June 16 is World Sea Turtle Day. Most readers are probably aware that sea turtles nest on our local beaches during the summer months (May through October). Three species commonly nest on Florida beaches. Over the past five years (2015-19), 3,344 ... READ MORE
While we are honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military this Memorial Day weekend, don't forget that May is also the American Wetlands Month.
What is American Wetlands Month?
American Wetlands Month was founded ... READ MORE
The past month has been all about finding ways to adapt to this new COVID-19 situation! I have been working with several of my Florida Sea Grant Extension colleagues to develop some fabulous new resources. Some of these are specifically designed ... READ MORE
Florida Sea Grant has created several new environmental education resources to help students learning from home during the COVID-19 situation. Parents, students and teachers can find a wealth of educational materials, including lessons and information ... 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