Category: UF/IFAS Extension

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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 host plant, Zamia… Read More

Vibrio in Florida – Know the Facts!

Authors: Holly Abeels, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension; Gabby Barbarite, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, FL Atlantic University; Betty Staugler, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension; L Scott Jackson, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension Recent news headlines report another emergence… Read More

2019 Air Potato Challenge Day Events: Information and Registration

Air Potato Leaf Beetles

The UF/IFAS Extension St Lucie County and the UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center are teaming up with partner agencies to conduct Air Potato Challenge Days in 2019.  During these events, residents and public land managers struggling… Read More

Housing in St. Lucie: A Needed Conversation

Photo Credit: Carol Alberts

People are talking about Affordable Housing in St. Lucie County and I am excited to be a part of the conversation! Let me tell you, the members of the St. Lucie County Council of Social Agencies (COSA) dedicated… Read More

Una respuesta a las preguntas frecuentes sobre los Afloramientos de algas en el Lago Okeechobee, y los ríos y estuarios de Caloosahatchee y St. Lucie en el 2018.

Por: Lisa Krimsky, Karl Havens y Ed Phlips (Traducido por Victor Blanco – Agente de Extension de Florida Sea Grant) Las fuertes lluvias que llegaron con el huracán Irma en septiembre de 2017 y las precipitaciones superiores a… Read More

A Response to Frequently Asked Questions about the 2018 Lake Okeechobee, Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Rivers and Estuaries Algal Blooms

By: Lisa Krimsky, Karl Havens, and Ed Phlips The heavy rainfall that came with Hurricane Irma in September 2017 and the above-average rainfall in spring 2018 again set the stage for another large-scale summer algal bloom in Lake… Read More