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Invasive Plants in Your Backyard

Join Tristen Wyatt as she takes you through a Florida neighborhood and points out invasive plants. Most people in Florida take pride in their yard. They put in extensive care and try to make sure that everything looks in place. However, believe it or not a lot of yards struggle with invasive plants. Click here ...

Everyday Invasive Plants in Your Backyard

Join Julia Canady as she takes you on a tour to show invasive plants in your backyard. Invasive weeds creep into our everyday landscape. Plants that we would never otherwise identify can significantly impact our environment by both out competing and overwhelming native vegetation. Invasive plants are of particular importance to the state of Florida ...

Invasive Species at Loblolly Woods Nature Park

Join Brendan Register as he takes you on a tour of Loblolly Woods Nature Park. Loblolly Woods Nature Park provides Gainesville residents with a taste of the outdoors in the middle of the city. Unfortunately, such a refuge is not immune to the touch of invasive plants. This tour will show you one of such ...

Sustainable Urban Landscapes

In recognition of International Women and Girls in STEM Day (February 11, 2021), this photo essay features UF/IFAS scientist and extension specialist Dr. Mary Lusk from University of Florida's Department of Soil and Water Sciences. Lusk is an inspiring woman in STEM who strives to community soil and water quality. Click the photo below or ...

Invasive Plants on Florida Ranch

Join Milli Jones on a virtual tour to take a look into why managing invasive species on a ranch is important. This Google tour aims to explain why Florida ranchers control invasive species on the land. It will also explain different management practices ranchers use to try and control the invasive species. This tour should ...

Invasive Plants at Sweetwater Wetlands Park

Join Savannah Gardner on this virtual tour is exploring aquatic invasive species at Sweetwater Wetlands Park in Gainesville, Florida. The most common invasive species at Sweetwater Wetlands Park include Water hyacinth, torpedo grass, Mexican petunia, and wild taro. Click here to view her tour

Invasive Plants at Lake Okeechobee

Join Ashley Kuhn and Tylyn Tarter as they explore Lake Okeechobee and invasive plants. Lake Okeechobee is the largest freshwater lake in the state of Florida. It is known as one of the last natural wilderness areas in the surrounding cities. It is a large contributor to South Florida's water supply. Due to its importance, ...

Invasive Plants in Loblolly Woods Nature Park

In this tour, Caroline Barnett and Megan Winfree will explore both native and invasive plants in Florida, specifically through the Loblolly Woods Nature Park. They hope that by the end of this tour you will not only be familiar with some of the sights and scenery located at Loblolly Park but also have an appreciation ...

Ranchers’ COVID-19 Response

This is the fourth and final photo essay of the Telling Their Stories: How Ranchers Use Science During Day-to-Day Operations four-part series. This series focuses on communicating everyday science used on ranching operations in Florida. This photo essay is a look into how ranchers responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and how they believe it will ...

Blackbeard’s Ranch

This is the third photo essay of the Telling Their Stories: How Ranchers Use Science During Day-to-Day Operations four-part series. This series focuses on communicating everyday science used on ranching operations in Florida. This photo essay explains how ranchers conserve the natural Florida ranch land and communicate with the public. A link to the full ...