As we relish the flavors of locally grown strawberries, their sweet aroma and vibrant hues evoke the essence of sunshine captured in each bite. In the wake of Valentine's Day, where strawberries often take center stage, let's dive into the art ... READ MORE
Emotional wellness plays a crucial role in our overall health and quality of life. Understanding the determinants of health, especially those related to emotional well-being, is essential for leading a balanced and fulfilling life.
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As the leaves change color and a gentle chill fills the air, coffee lovers have yet another reason to rejoice. Fall has arrived, bringing with it the perfect backdrop for enjoying your favorite brew. In this article, we'll explore the wonderful ... READ MORE
October is Dune Lake Awareness month and as part of the celebration, Walton and Okaloosa County UF/IFAS Extension Agents are joining together to host a Coastal Dune Lake Tour at Western Lake in Grayton Beach State Park. This free event will ... READ MORE
We are fortunate to have several whale species that have been spotted in the Gulf of Mexico including humpback whales, Rice's whales, fin whales, sperm whales, sei whales, and orca whales. Recently, however, we have seen multiple reports of ... READ MORE
World Wildlife Day was celebrated on March 3, 2022. This year’s theme is “Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration.” We celebrate this day to bring attention and awareness to many of the plants and animals that are considered ... READ MORE
There are a lot of good oyster quotes. One I remember from childhood is the saying to only eat oysters in months with the letter “r,” basically September to April. I believe this originated when all oysters came from the wild. This was a ... READ MORE
The northwest Florida area has been identified as having the highest concentration of invasive lionfish in the world. Lionfish pose a significant threat to our native wildlife and habitat with spearfishing the primary means of control. Lionfish ... READ MORE
June is National Ocean Month. Close your eyes and think about just how many oceans there are. Surprise, there is only one! The ocean is huge, covering over 70 percent of the earth’s surface. Traditionally, the ocean was divided into four ... READ MORE
We’re highlighting all things Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) in 2021 as the program marks its 20th anniversary. To learn more about FMNP, view the first blog post here.
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