Tag Archive: beach

Beach Vitex… Is It A Growing Problem?

It’s actually a pretty plant, this beach vitex (Vitex rotundifolia), and it is very good at stabilizing eroding dunes; but folks along the Atlantic coast had no idea how invasive it would become.  In the 1990’s the state of South Carolina planted this shrub to help restore dunes lost during hurricanes.  It is salt tolerant, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2013/07/08/beach-vitex-is-it-a-growing-problem/

It’s Turtle Season in Escambia County Again; time to turn the lights down

Over the last 25 years the number of sea turtle nests in Escambia County has varied from 9 in 2007 to a 74 in 2012 and has averaged around 32 each season.  During the 1990’s nesting activity was increasing from a decade earlier.  The number of nests ranged from 25-51 and averaged 32 each year.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2013/07/08/its-turtle-season-in-escambia-county-again-time-to-turn-the-lights-down/