Friday Feature:  Controlling Algae and Weeds in Ponds

Friday Feature: Controlling Algae and Weeds in Ponds

Summertime is peak season for all sorts of weeds on land, but it is also the time of year Extension Offices receive numerous calls about weeds in ponds.  Filamentous algae is the most common pond weed problem, but blue-green algae can be toxic to fish and livestock. ...
Hope for the Wild Hog Problem in Florida

Hope for the Wild Hog Problem in Florida

Dr. Samantha Wisely, Dept. of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida – Wild hogs, feral swine, European boar – these are all names for the invasive pigs that live throughout Florida. A handful were originally brought to Florida by Hernando de...
Don’t Forget About Wildlife Habitat Projects this Spring

Don’t Forget About Wildlife Habitat Projects this Spring

Spring can be a busy time of year for those interested in improving wildlife habitat on the property they own/manage. Spring is the time to begin efforts that pay-off later in the year – particularly in the fall when hunting season rolls back around. If you are...
Beaver Biology and Control Webinar – March 15

Beaver Biology and Control Webinar – March 15

Beaver are Florida’s largest rodent. They thrive throughout the southeastern United States, especially in the streams, rivers, swamps and lakes of the Florida Panhandle and upper peninsula. While their dam building creates habitat for nesting wood ducks and...
New App for FWC Deer Harvest Reporting System

New App for FWC Deer Harvest Reporting System

– Archery season for white tailed deer opened Saturday, October 24 in Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Hunting Zone D (basically the Panhandle west of Tallahassee, see figure 1). Before you go hunting be sure that you have a plan in place...