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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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Wild About Florida Native Plants – Firebush
Why am I "wild" about Florida native plants…….because they are the original settlers who came from all  over the world and found a home in Florida


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A Once In a Lifetime Experience-Clay County 4-Hers Participate in First Ever 4-H in Space Project
Three Clay County 4-Hers participated in the first ever 4-H in Space:  Mission Command Team project.  Noah, Celine, and Aidan worked with Higher Orbits’ “Go For Launch” program and 45 other 4-Hers from Florida, Arizona, Illinois, and Indiana to develop a science experiment that would possibly be flown into space to the International Space Station


Cool Off with these UF/IFAS Extension Podcasts
I’m not gonna lie--it’s hot outside! Summer heat in Florida is more than a matter of comfort—it's a health and safety issue. If you want to limit your outdoor exposure, but still keep up on topics like gardening, nature watching, farming, beekeeping, or the latest in scientific research, podcasts are a great way to do that


Better with Butterflies: Painted Ladies
Better with Butterflies: Painted Ladies Written by Carin Ashman, UF/IFAS Extension Clay County Master Gardener Volunteer This month I want to address the spiritual aspects or symbolism of butterflies across world cultures. Because of their unique lifecycle from humble crawly eating machine into a many colored, graceful flying insect, butterflies symbolize transformation, rebirth, hope and resurrection in many cultures and religions


Better with Butterflies: Pipevine Swallowtail
Welcome back to our monthly blog in which we discuss a few interesting facts about butterflies in general and a specific type of butterfly, focusing this month on the pipevine swallowtail. This month I want to talk about how to distinguish moths from butterflies


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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


    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