Escambia County Extension Calendar

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Microplastics Awareness Month

For almost 40 years, the Ocean Conservancy has held the International Coastal Cleanup in September. Across the planet hundreds of thousands of volunteers clean marine debris from their shorelines.  The data collected is used by local agencies to manage this problem; such as discontinuing the use of pull tops from aluminum cans.  In the last …

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The American Alligator: a new nuisance for the panhandle?

I recently saw a photograph of an American Alligator (Alligator mississppiensis) crossing Perdido Key Drive on a heavy rain day.  This encounter would surprise some, and unnerve many.  The majority of the nuisance wildlife calls I receive are for snakes.  I have never received a call for an alligator but no doubt, my colleagues in …

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DNA Barcoding Our Way into Understanding the Lionfish Problem

In the late 1980’s a few exotic lionfish were found off the coast of Dania Florida. I do not think anyone foresaw the impact this was going to have.  Producing tens of thousands of drifting eggs per female each week, they began to disperse following the Gulf Stream.  First in northeast Florida, then the Carolina’s, …

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Equestrian Center Open as a Host to Horses During Hurricane Irma

The Escambia County Equestrian Center in times of severe weather in surrounding areas, can be opened by Escambia County to serve as a host shelter for horses. If opened for evacuees, stalls and RV sites are available at a nominal cost on a first come, first serve basis. Host Shelter Procedures Be prepared to show …

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Intrastate Movement of Livestock Due to Hurricane Irma

Please read information below from the state veterinarian regarding intrastate movement of livestock. September 6, 2017 Effective immediately The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Animal Industry, has… temporarily suspended the intrastate movement requirements for the transportation of animals from the areas expected to be impacted by Hurricane Irma. In addition, the …

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Night Lighting: Become Wildlife Friendly

Many of you have heard this before – artificial lighting on the beach is bad for sea turtles – so this article is nothing new. However, this article will expand to discuss the problem with night lighting in general. Yes, it is true – sea turtles struggle with evening lighting. They prefer to conduct their …

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100 Year Flood?

  In this recent era of unprecedented rainstorms, the terms “100-year flood” and “500-year flood” are in the news on a regular basis. Depending on the source, I have seen Hurricane Harvey weigh in as an 800 or even 1,000-year flood. But what does this mean? Has there not been this much rain in Texas …

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Grow a Candlebush Cassia

Interested in a beautiful annual that will add a tropical touch to your garden.  Join Carol Lord in the garden to learn about the Candlebush cassia.

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Biodiversity in Our Bay

The term biodiversity has multiple meanings. Some look at it terms of genetics, others ecosystems, but most look at it in terms of species.  Simply put, it is the variety of life within a system.  The system could be on a small scale, such as a pond, or on a larger one such an ocean. …

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2017 NFREC Beef/Forage Day

Friday, September 15, 2017 UF/IFAS NFREC Beef Research Unit (One mile west of Greenwood, FL on HWY 162) For more information call 850-526-1613 or visit the NFREC website (http://nfrec.ifas.ufl.edu/)               2017 NFREC Beef_Forage Day_Brochure    

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