Panhandle Outdoors

The Benefits of a Living Shoreline

The Benefits of a Living Shoreline

Imagine this…

You are a sailor on a 16th century Spanish galleon anchored in a Florida Bay south of Tampa. You, along with others, are ordered to go ashore for a scouting …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/06/the-benefits-of-a-living-shoreline/

In Search of Horseshoe Crabs

In Search of Horseshoe Crabs

Back in the spring, I wrote an article about the natural history of this ancient animal. However, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is interested in the status of horseshoe crabs and they …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/06/in-search-of-horseshoe-crabs/

Wildlife Food Plots for North Florida

Big Buck on the Move – Photo Credit Shep Eubanks, UF/IFAS

About this time each year the minds of sportsman and wildlife aficionados turn towards the planting of wildlife …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/22/wildlife-food-plots-for-north-florida/

The Bumble Bee – One of Florida’s Vital Pollinators

The Bumble Bee – One of Florida’s Vital Pollinators

Cotton is largely …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/22/the-bumble-bee-one-of-floridas-vital-pollinators/

Microplastics Awareness Month

Microplastics Awareness Month

For almost 40 years, the Ocean Conservancy has held the International Coastal Cleanup in September. Across the planet hundreds of thousands of volunteers clean marine debris from their shorelines.  The data collected is used by local agencies to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/22/microplastics-awareness-month/

DNA Barcoding Our Way into Understanding the Lionfish Problem

DNA Barcoding Our Way into Understanding the Lionfish Problem

In the late 1980’s a few exotic lionfish were found off the coast of Dania Florida. I do not think anyone foresaw the impact this was …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/15/dna-barcoding-our-way-into-understanding-the-lionfish-problem/

The American Alligator: a new nuisance for the panhandle?

The American Alligator: a new nuisance for the panhandle?

I recently saw a photograph of an American Alligator (Alligator mississppiensis) crossing Perdido Key Drive on a heavy rain day.  This encounter would surprise some, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/15/the-american-alligator-a-new-nuisance-for-the-panhandle/

Coastal Erosion–a problem with new solutions

Coastal Erosion–a problem with new solutions

Life on the Gulf Coast can be beautiful, but …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/25/coastal-erosion-a-problem-with-new-solutions/

Bay scallops: a boom and bust lifestyle

Bay scallops: a boom and bust lifestyle

Many species of animals go through dramatic swings in population numbers over time. For some, these fluctuations are related to the dynamics of a natural symbiotic connection such as a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/25/bay-scallops-a-boom-and-bust-lifestyle/

Invasive Exotic Species and Control Workshop

Invasive Exotic Species and Control Workshop

Join us to learn about identifying and controlling some of the most troublesome invasive exotic plants like cogongrass, Japanese climbing fern, privet, and others.  We will also address exotic insects that are …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/18/invasive-exotic-species-and-control-workshop/

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