Monthly Archive: December 2013

Florida Arbor Day

The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago.  The second best time is Arbor Day 2014.  Florida recognizes the event on the third Friday in January, so the next one is January 17, 2014.   Arbor Day is an annual observance that celebrates the role of trees in our lives and promotes …

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Prevent Tick-borne Illnesses in Florida

This fall remains mild despite a couple of recent frosty mornings. With mild temperatures comes ticks.  Ticks carry and transmit several diseases. Brown dog ticks are found mainly on dogs and can carry Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. American dog ticks are also usually found on dogs but will also attach to other mammals and humans.  They also …

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Living with Coyotes

Coyotes can be a nuisance to pet and livestock owners as well as vegetable farmers. They are true scavengers and will eat just about anything – sheep, calves, poultry, deer, watermelons, snakes, foxes, cats, rabbits, grass, carrion, pet food… Although they are mainly active at night, coyotes can be seen during daylight hours close to …

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Take survey to identify Gulf research needs

  You can provide input to numerous groups around the Gulf of Mexico that are developing regional science and restoration plans or funding Gulf research through a single survey. <<<Click Here to Take the Survey This survey is part of an update to the Gulf of Mexico Research Plan (GMRP). This project assists the Gulf …

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