Monthly Archive: July 2017

Cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus)

Also known as the Water Moccasin, this is a snake that is all too familiar with most Floridians… Or is it? Several non-venomous water snakes are often confused with the cottonmouth and are thus killed.  That said, cottonmouths are common in the state near areas of water and many residents do have encounters with them. …

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Escambia County 4-H Foundation, Inc. Executive Committee Meeting

Escambia County 4-H Foundation, Inc. Executive Committee meeting on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 5:30 p.m., at the Langley Bell 4-H Center – located at 3730 Stefani Road, Cantonment, FL.  For further questions, please contact Susan Hendrix @ shendrix@ufl.edu or 850-475-5230.

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Recycling Celebration and Compost Giveaway

Interested in improving your garden beds with locally produced compost. Join UF IFAS Extension Escambia County and ECUA for a compost giveaway on Friday, August 4 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 (or until compost is gone). Participants will attend a 10 minute educational session on curb side composting and then receive two 40 pound bags of …

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Hydrangeas for the Garden

Learn about a few hydrangeas for the Gulf Coast garden from Carol Lord with UF IFAS Extension Escambia County.

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Master Gardener Training Information Session

If you are interested in the University of Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Program in Escambia County, plan to attend a special Volunteer Open House on Tuesday, August 8.  Learn about training sessions, volunteer activities, and the role of Master Gardeners in the community.    Applications will be available for interested participants for the 2017-18 Fall/Winter Master …

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The Health Advisory Bug; Enterococcus faecalis

Water quality is a concern for many in the Pensacola Bay area. Our bay has had many human induced stressors over the decades but “swimming alerts” or “health advisories” are of primary concern.   Health advisories are issued when indicator bacteria levels reach a high point. These bacteria are what care called fecal bacteria due …

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