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Category: NATURAL RESOURCES

St. Lucie atala butterfly conservation program awarded national designation

Atala Butterfly

St. LUCIE, Fla. – Despite COVID-19 restrictions limiting the use of parks and natural settings, residents of all ages can still enjoy what nature has to offer in almost every urban location including one’s own… Read More

Sea turtle nests and hurricanes, here is what UF /IFAS experts want you to know

By: Lourdes Rodriguez and Tory Moore Hurricane season, June through November, overlaps with sea turtle nesting season, which starts in March and runs through October in Florida. When storms approach the coast, they can put… Read More

Human and Environmental Risks for the Use of Glyphosate Herbicide in Weed Control

Spanish Needle and Butterfly

This blog features information about glyphosate herbicide risk to people and the environment. Glyphosate is an herbicide commonly used in Florida landscapes and agriculture.  UF/IFAS is committed to safety and supports integrated pest management as… Read More

Bromeliads and Mosquitoes

Mosquito

What can you do to prevent mosquitoes from inhabiting your bromeliad plants?  The information below is courtesy of Dr. Roxanne Connelly formerly with the UF/IFAS Florida Medical Entomology Lab and currently with CDC. There are… Read More

Report your atala butterflies here…

Atala Butterfly

The Florida atala butterfly (Eumaeus atala Poey) is a beautiful, somewhat rare hairstreak butterfly characterized by satiny black wings featuring an iridescent turquois shimmer. It was thought to be extinct due to overharvest of its… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Partners with Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie on COVID-19 Outreach to Ag Communities

Handwashing

The April 17, 2020 COVID-19 advisory produced by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security identifies food and agricultural production systems as critical infrastructure in the U.S. Locally, the UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County is partnering… Read More