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Endless October Options in Northwest Florida!

Endless October Options in Northwest Florida!

Corn and sorghum mazes are great family fun in October. Photo credit: Carrie Stevenson

Corn and sorghum mazes are …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/09/endless-october-options-in-northwest-florida/

National Seafood Month – the state of seafood

National Seafood Month – the state of seafood

While directing the Marine Science Academy for the Escambia County School District I had students conduct small, informal, surveys targeting the popularity of seafood with students, parents, and the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/02/national-seafood-month-the-state-of-seafood/

Those Terrific Terrapins

Those Terrific Terrapins

They are marvelous creatures and there are very few panhandle residents who know what they are. My wife and I were introduced to Diamondback Terrapins by George Heinrich in 2005. George was the president of a nonprofit, Florida …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/02/those-terrific-terrapins/

Palmetto Weevils, Arrgh!

Palmetto Weevils, Arrgh!

Anyone who has had a treasured palm tree annihilated by palmetto weevils (Rhynchophorus cruentatus) knows the pain of losing a long-lived tree from the home landscape. These large, native weevils are adept at working unnoticed inside a palm to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/02/palmetto-weevils-arrgh/

Wildlife Food Plots – Considerations for Success and Workshop on 10/8

As summer browse dwindles the habitat improvement associate with wildlife food plots becomes even more evident. Photo Credit: Mark Mauldin

As summer browse dwindles the habitat improvement associate with wildlife food plots becomes even more evident.
Photo Credit: Mark Mauldin

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/01/wildlife-food-plots-considerations-for-success-and-workshop-on-108/

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for Oct. 3 in Fort Walton Beach

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for Oct. 3 in Fort Walton Beach

Do you have any exotic pets you can no longer care for? Would you like the opportunity to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/01/exotic-pet-amnesty-day-set-for-oct-3-in-fort-walton-beach/

National Estuaries Week! – What We Can Do

In the last edition in this series we discussed some of the issues and problems our estuaries are facing. For the final edition for National Estuaries Week we want to leave you with some ideas on you can help improve things.

 

The first issue we dealt with was eutrophication – or nutrient overloading. The …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/09/25/national-estuaries-week-what-we-can-do/

National Estuaries Week! – Problems in Our Bays

National Estuaries Week! – Problems in Our Bays

The red area indicates where dissolved oxygen levels are low.

The red area indicates …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/09/24/national-estuaries-week-problems-in-our-bays/

National Estuaries Week! – Sea Level Rise and Climate Change

National Estuaries Week! – Sea Level Rise and Climate Change

 

Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/09/23/national-estuaries-week-sea-level-rise-and-climate-change/

National Estuaries Week! – Our Ports

National Estuaries Week! – Our Ports

Many may not know that one of the reasons the Spanish selected Pensacola as the site of for their first settlement in the Gulf of Mexico was the deep water port. As mentioned …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/09/22/national-estuaries-week-our-ports/

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