Monthly Archive: April 2017

Pensacola Water Quality Update – Apr 28, 2017

Samples were collected for bacteria, nutrients, fish kills and red tide over the last week  – there are no issues in the bay system this week. Below are health advisories for April – see all data for the year by visiting the marine science page on this website   Month Water Body No. of samples …

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Look Who’s Enjoying the Beach This Spring… An Alligator!

I received a call the week before Earth Day to let me know that an alligator was laying on the beach, on the Gulf side, near Regency Villas. This is certainly not something you see every day. Two questions came… One, Is this weird? Two, Can alligators tolerate salt water?   Let us start with …

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The Great CEU Round-up

Presented by Florida Turfgrass Association and University of Florida Where:  Escambia County Extension                                                    When:  July 26, 2017,  8:30 – 4:00 pm EDT 3740 Stefani Road Pensacola, FL 32533 AGENDA 8:30 – 9:00       Registration 9:00—9:50       Pesticides, Pollinators, & Politics in Turf & Ornamentals by Dr. Fred Fishel 10:00 – 10:50   Environmental Fate of …

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1st Annual Banquet

  Quality Deer Management Association – Escambia Branch   1st Annual Banquet When:  Friday, May 19, 2017 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. Where:  Skopelos at New World Landing 600 S Palafox Street, Pensacola, FL 32502 Tickets: $50 Singer,  $75 Couple (price includes meal and QDMA membership or renewal!) Sponsor, Corporate and youth tickets also available. For …

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Repeat Blooming Azaleas

Azaleas remain a well known Spring flowering shrub but flowers often fade to soon. New developments in the industry have introduced the Encore Azalea, a repeat bloomer. Learn more about this azalea In the Garden with Escambia Extension.

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Horseshoe Crab; the Ancient Mariner

Growing up in this area, I do not remember seeing many horseshoe crabs around here, but I do remember them.  What I actually remember was how common they were further east in the Panama City and St. Joe area.  These animals are big fans of grass beds, as are sea urchins and scallops, and all …

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