The mission of the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) is to promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Florida's natural world among Florida's citizens and visitors. We’re highlighting graduates of the Florida Master Naturalist ... READ MORE
One of my favorite past times is hitting the trails on my bicycle and exploring Florida's natural areas. So on a sunny Saturday in December, I strapped my Trek FX3 on my bike rack and drove out to explore the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trial ... READ MORE
Floridians love barbecuing. Have you ever tried making homemade pizza on the barbecue grill? Adding Florida fresh produce and herbs from your garden can add to the deliciousness. Watch the video below to learn how.
As ... READ MORE
Now that we are squarely into 2022, we can start to look forward to all that the new year will bring us. What we won't look forward to are all the credit card bills the post office will bring us. To help alleviate that holiday debt, let's ... READ MORE
Snakes are common on the campus of the UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County in the northwestern rural area of the community. Both venomous and nonvenomous snakes can be found on site. This video is appropriate for visitors, volunteers, faculty ... READ MORE
Florida citrus industry has been influenced by citrus greening disease or huanglongbing (HLB) severely. Citrus greening is a bacterial disease that is transmitted by a tiny insect called Asian citrus psyllid (ACP). The main goal of the protective ... READ MORE
The UF/IFAS Extension offices in St. Lucie, Martin and Escambia Counties congratulates the newest graduates of the Florida Master Naturalist Program Coastal Shoreline Restoration course in November 2021.
On Friday November 5, 2021, thirteen ... READ MORE
Roseate Spoonbill in Florida
Genus and Species: Platalea ajaja
Listing Status from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Federal Status: Not listed
FL Status: State-designated Threatened
FNAI Ranks: G5/S2 (Globally: ... READ MORE
As a UF/IFAS extension agent I, like all my extension colleagues, receive a lot of resources about the state of the current COVID-19 pandemic. However, as someone who specializes in water resources, I couldn’t envision how COVID-19 would impact ... READ MORE
Fragrant prickly apple is a very rare plant only found in St. Lucie County. It should not be confused with prickly pear cactus which is commonly found in uplands throughout central and south Florida.
FRAGRANT PRICKLY APPLE
Harrisia fragrans ... READ MORE