Monthly Archive: August 2013

Living with Snakes: the Eastern Indigo

There is no doubt that many people are uncomfortable when they see snakes but seeing an 8 foot one will strike terror in their minds.  This reaction has probably cost the lives of many indigo snakes in our area.  The largest of all North American snakes this harmless non-venomous snake actually consumes venomous ones as …

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Update – Escambia Lionfish Round Up

WEEK 6 – 58 lionfish have been logged No.’s by Charters – NIUHI (41 fish), Y-Knot (10 fish), Lavoie Spearfishing (5 fish), S. Walker (2) We are now in the 51st day of this 61 day event. Only 56 lionfish have been submitted at this point but conversation with local dive shops suggest that the …

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Wake up to a Healthy Start

Waking up is hard enough to do, but it is especially difficult for those who are not “morning” people, who would like to avoid that time of day altogether, and who don’t generally want breakfast. Nevertheless, the sun is still going to rise, people still have to get up, and breakfast is still the most …

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Chill Out in the Summer Heat

Brutal … Sizzling … Searing.  These words are often used to describe the summer heat in our Southern region of the U.S.  While staying cool in the summer heat is a matter of comfort for most of us, for many folks, excessive exposure to heat can be very dangerous.  Here are some easy-to-follow tips to …

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Interested in the Master Gardener Volunteer Program?

Are you looking for a volunteer activity that supports community education on gardening and general horticulture?  Maybe the Master Gardener volunteer program is for you.  Plan to attend an Open House on Friday, August 23 to learn about the Master Gardener training sessions and volunteer opportunities from the Horticulture Agent and veteran Master Gardener volunteers.  …

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Rainwater: A Plentiful and Reusable Resource!

There have been very few days this summer without a thunderstorm–as I write this, the wind is picking up and the clouds are rolling in, once again. According to recent weather data, Escambia County has received 46 inches of rain this year (16 inches just in July), which is over 70% of our annual average of …

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