Vultures as nature's scavengers.
Turkey vultures are commonly seen throughout the Florida Treasure Coast communities of Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River Counties. They are fairly easy to distinguish from black vultures. Turkey vultures ... READ MORE
The UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County is located in the rural western St. Lucie County. We have two freshwater ponds and predominantly pineflat woods forested areas. We are fortunate to have black-bellied whistling ducks that visit our ... READ MORE
National Honey Bee Day is celebrated August 20, 2022. This year, UF/IFAS Extension Agents throughout Florida have created video clips that can be used on social media. Much thanks to colleagues in Highlands, Hardee, and St. Lucie County ... READ MORE
I am blogging about the great opportunity I had during my summer internship shadowing scientists and blogging about the experiences. My name is Sean M. and I was born and raised in coastal SE Florida. I am currently a senior ... READ MORE
I am honored to announce that my colleague Michele Wood and I are the recipients of the Association of Communication Excellence International Bronze Award in the Graphic Design Posters category for the Atala Steppingstone Infographic. ... READ MORE
Meet Freckles...the cutest pug I've ever seen. Freckles belongs to our 4H Extension Agent Tanya Binafif. On November 17, 2021, Freckles was sniffing around in a natural area close to the UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County and ... READ MORE
Why are balloons a problem?
Did you know Florida's protected sea turtles can mistake balloons on the beach and in the ocean for jellyfish? Please remember to properly dispose of your balloons and other trash on the beach.
The problem with ... READ MORE
There are inherent dangers associated with fun time in marine and estuarine waters. Drowning is an obvious danger, but there are others. Have you ever heard someone recommend "Doing the stingray shuffle?"
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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
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