On February 24, 2023, I participated in the UF DeLuca Preserve Bioblitz. This was my second time participating in a bioblitz at DeLuca Preserve and this time I stepped up to co-lead the Florida scrub excursion. My co-leader was Lourdes Perez ... READ MORE
My name is Sean M. and I was born and raised in coastal SE Florida. I am currently a senior at the University of Florida studying Forest Resources and Conservation with a specialization in Protected Areas Management. I was informed ... READ MORE
1st Annual Brazilian Peppertree Berry Busting Day!!!
The Minteer Lab at the UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center in Fort Pierce needs your help! On December 15th from 8:30 AM – 1 PM, they need help collecting Brazilian Peppertree ... READ MORE
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 backyard. That is why conservation ... READ MORE
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 nests in peril. ... READ MORE
As you probably know the hurricane season started last week and right after that we had heavy rainfall in our area. Almost all citrus groves are located on high water tables with poor drained soils. With recent heavy rainfall, now the soil is ... READ MORE
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
Round flotation devices are showing up in lakes in St Lucie West. What are they? What's going on?
Residents of St Lucie West might notice the new limnocorrals installed in the lakes in Country Club Estates, Kings Isle and the Cascades neighborhoods. ... READ MORE
Article written by UF/IFAS Extension Highlands County Horticulture Extension Agent: David Austin
I hear it often, “The tomatoes in Florida don’t taste like the ones up north” and “Those grocery store tomatoes don’t have any flavor”. ... READ MORE