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Florida Atala Butterfly

Fort Pierce Inlet State Park and Audubon of Martin County Commit to Conservation of Rare Atala Butterflies

June 8, 2020

Congratulations to Fort Pierce Inlet State Park in St. Lucie County and Audubon of Martin County for proclaiming commitment to conserve rare atala butterflies on their properties. A new program initiated by the UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Atala, Audubon, Butterfly, Rare
Florida Atala Butterfly

Florida Atala Butterflies Back from the Brink?

April 1, 2020

The Florida atala butterfly (Eumaeus atala Poey) is a rare hairstreak butterfly characterized by satiny black wings featuring an iridescent turquois shimmer. It was thought to be extinct due to overharvest of its host plant, Zamia integrifolia ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: #UFBugs, Atala, Butterfly
Buckeye Butterfly

March 18, 2020 – Landscaping for Birds and Butterflies Webinar

March 17, 2020

This informative webinar entitled "Landscaping for Birds and Butterflies" was intended to support the Florida Master Gardener continuing education program. Participants will learn about some of the common vocabulary terms used by botanists ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: #landscape, #wildlife, Butterfly, Florida Master Naturalist, Master Gardener

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

March 15, 2020

Updated 03/16/20 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

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: COVID-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic
Photo by Trail Camera

Florida Master Naturalist Conservation Science Advanced Special Topics Students Study Upland Biodiversity Using Trail Cams

June 25, 2019

In June 2019, Extension Agent Ken Gioeli with the UF/ IFAS St Lucie County Extension conducted the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) Conservation Science advanced special topics course. This course was designed to educate people in the ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Wildlife
Tags: Coyote, Feral Hog, Feral Pig, Trail Camera

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