Escambia County Extension Calendar

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4-H Award and Recognition Banquet

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Health Advisory Issued for the 3 Bayous!! – Aug 21

With all of the rain we have been getting it should be no real surprise that the Enterococcus bacteria counts are high this week. All three bayous reported counts about the 104 colonies / 100ml of sample limit. The dissolved oxygen values look fine and the FWC fish kill database site is still currently down.   …

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The World of Worms… Part 1 of 3

I am afraid worms are not the most pleasant topic to write about but few people know much about them. I was once told when I was a student that if you wanted to become known as a scientist study worms, no one else is.   When we hear the term “worm” negative things enter …

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Applications Available for Master Gardener Program

Applications are now available for the 2016 Master Gardener training program. If you want to learn about gardening and give back to the community as a volunteer, contact Escambia Extension office at 475-5230 or email bbolles@ufl.edu to request an application. You may also stop by to pick one up. Deadline is September 11, 2015.

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Bringing the Indigo Back to the Panhandle

With great interest I read this week that the Orianne Center for Indigo Conservation in central Florida has begun a project to reintroduce the federally listed Eastern Indigo Snake (Drymarchon corais cooper) to the Florida Panhandle; where there have been no verified sightings since the late ‘90s. The Eastern Indigo is the largest nonvenomous snake …

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Escambia County 4-H’ers take Florida 4-H University

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Mastery of skills is an important tenant of 4-H. Each year, youth across Escambia County pursue educational projects that help them develop knowledge in areas such as raising livestock, robotics, leadership and citizenship, environmental and outdoor education, shooting sports, and marine science. As part of a project, youth can choose to demonstrate their skills in …

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E-15 Gasoline is Here… marine motors and lawn care providers should be aware

Okay… Let’s start at the beginning. We began drilling oil over 100 years ago. The crude was refined into kerosene, gasoline, plastics, and other products that have completely changed our lives. A huge international industry developed from the drilling and employed who knows how many people. But then a few problems began to emerge…   …

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KlaasKIDS and 4-H Partner for Search and Rescue Education

Summer day camps are an important part of 4-H, not only because we are able to reach youth that might not otherwise be able to benefit from 4-H programs, but also because of the depth of content we are able to provide. Safety and self-awareness are a particularly vital …

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Do Constricting Snakes Really Kill Their Prey by Suffocation?

Most people, including myself, have been taught this. Snakes are in an unusual situation of trying to kill prey with no hands or claws. A few can inject venom, others either swallow it whole (such as an egg) or the coil around their prey “suffocating” it – or so we thought. It has been my …

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What You Need to Know About Vibrio Bacteria in Gulf Waters

After the recent report of a fatality due to the Vibrio bacteria near Tampa many locals have become concerned about their safety when entering the Gulf of Mexico this time of year. So what are the risks and how do you protect yourself?   What is the Flesh Eating Disease Vibrio? Vibrio vulnificus is a …

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