Monthly Archive: July 2013

Can Culturing Oysters Be Part of the Fishery Recovery?

What: A Conversation About Oyster Aquaculture When: Monday, July 29, 2013, 2 to 5 p.m. Where: Community Center, Apalachicola (Ten Foot Hole) Seeking insights into the pros and cons of growing oysters, Apalachicola’s commercial oyster industry has asked members of the University of Florida Oyster Recovery Team to a question-and-answer discussion on Monday, July 29, 2013, …

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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. In the 1990’s, the state of South Carolina planted this shrub to help restore dunes lost during hurricanes. It was selected because of salt tolerance, production of woody rhizomes (runners) that extend over 60 feet …

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A means of survival: Mimicry

“Imitation is the sincerest of flattery,” wrote Charles Caleb Colton. Colton was a sometimes cleric, essayist, wine merchant and gambler who bounced around Europe and North America during the early nineteenth century. It is likely many of his financial lenders hoped the public would not imitate his borrowing practices. Aside from his few literary works …

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Wildlife Flourishes in Florida’s Summer! But Watch for Invaders Too!

Each of Florida’s seasons are characterized by a variety of amazing and beautiful wildlife activities.  Below is a list of some notable native wildlife behaviors occurring in July and August around the state.  July Birds Shorebird migration starts in mid-July, peaking in August. Swallow-tailed kites begin gathering as do purple martins and tree swallows in …

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