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UF/IFAS Extension
Clay County

UF/IFAS Extension Clay County provides research-based information and educational programs to improve the quality of life of our residents. This information and these programs are in the areas of family life, youth development, natural resources, horticulture, and agriculture.

(904) 284-6355
2463 State Road 16 West
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043


Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm

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Better with Butterflies The Cloudless Sulphur
Welcome back to our monthly blog in which we discuss a few interesting facts about butterflies in general and a specific type of butterfly. This month I want to talk about how and what butterflies eat


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From the Ground Up workshop set for January 2022
January is not always the nicest of times to be working in a Florida garden. Why not spend the day with Master Gardener Volunteers learning about Northeast Florida gardening and getting ideas to improve your own landscape at the "From the Ground Up" day of gardening event


This Hurricane Season, Be Prepared for Anything
The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1. Are you ready? Maybe you think you’re ready—you’ve got some bottled water and canned goods to last a few days


4-H Clay County Youth Spring Into Activities
4-H Clay County have been jampacked with loads of fun in the first few months of the year. In 4 short months, our Clay County youth participated in the following: A public speaking competition 4 animal clinics 2 Educational trips to Tallahassee A district teen leadership meeting in St


Herb Stories: All About that Lemongrass
What’s grabbing my attention in the garden in March is lemongrass. Once again, it needs a haircut


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    Better with Butterflies: The Giant Swallowtail
    Have you ever noticed that most butterflies have different patterns on the tops and undersides of their wings? The topsides are thought to be colored to attract mates and, in some cases, to warn predators. Since butterflies rest with their wings folded, the undersides often display a camouflage pattern to make them less visible


    No Kidding? Gardening in Containers?
    Today, more gardeners are utilizing gardening in containers. One of the reasons is having a small outdoor space like a balcony or small patio or just to use a spot of color in a landscape