Monthly Archive: December 2015

No Fear in the New Year

Most people don’t really have Lachanophobia – the fear of vegetables. Many folks just have an aversion to eating veggies. Since vegetables are such a major source of nutrition, the MyPlate suggests we make half our plate fruits and veggies every day for optimum health. So not wanting to eat our veggies can pose a …

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Twelve Days of a Nature Christmas

Tis the season… the days are shorter, the lines at the stores are longer, and everyone is busy getting ready. This newsletter is about natural resources and nature – so I was thinking about how we could all enjoy the spirit of this holiday for the wildlife and for our own peace of mind. Maybe …

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When Will the Red Tide End?

This is a question I have been asked several times in the last week. As most of you know the red tide that has been occurring off the panhandle the last few months is still around. Dead fish were reported on Pensacola Beach again the weekend of Dec 12-13 and a few people said they …

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Escambia 4-Hers Give Back

Escambia County 4-H is in the giving mood. We are incredibly proud of the difference 4-Hers are making around the county and invite you to participate with them. Read more below about what we have going on and how you can get involved. This year, 4-Hers are working with the Ronald McDonald House (http://www.rmhc-nwfl.org/RonaldMcDonaldHouse-Pensacola-Home.cfm) and …

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Box Jellies in the Gulf of Mexico?

Yep, but do not get to alarmed just yet… it is not the same species as the famous one from Australia. That said… who is this new invader to our waters and is it of concern? According to NOAA and the University of California at Berkeley there are between 20-50 species of box jellies from …

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Leftover Alert

It’s that time of the year! The holidays are upon us. A time when our thoughts turn to family, friends, celebrations, holiday feasts, and, yes, leftovers. Holiday meal leftovers can be just as delectable as the original feast. The challenge is after dinner, and guarding against left-out leftovers. It requires special attention to safe food …

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Give Yourself the Gift of Time This Holiday Season

It’s the season to be jolly, but for many of us it’s the season to be overstressed as well. If getting ready for the Holidays is beginning to feel like a full-time job, start rethinking your holiday plans and consider streamlining, or even scaling back, some of your activities. Following are some holiday survival tips …

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Moving UF/IFAS Extension Forward – Join us December 7th

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