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Duval County

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Jacksonville, FL 32254


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Snakes in Florida
The heat is on and the cold-blooded reptiles we love to hate are on the move through our landscapes. Scorned throughout history, snakes in Florida are most active through the warm seasons and are present throughout the state


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Why You Already Quit Your New Year’s Resolution, and How to Reset
Here we are, already more than halfway through February of the new year; can you believe it? Still, January (the quintessential month of the ever-so- talked-about resolutions) isn't very far behind us. While January represents a time of change and new beginnings, maybe you noticed a bit of shift when it comes to the big “R” word last month, even just by scrolling through Instagram and Facebook stories


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


More Darn Pests – 5 rules of Integrated Pest Management
Dealing with Insect Pests in the Landscape Summer is here, and we see a massive uptick in the numbers of insects on our landscape and garden plants.  Fortunately, we have a framework of management strategies to help us deal with them in a responsible way


Hatching Chicks: 4-H in the Classrooms
Which came first, the egg or the chicken? The world may never know for sure. There are, however, several young students who could tell you about their adventure hatching chicks


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    Jacksonville Parks – a great beach alternative for family fun!
    Jacksonville has the largest urban park system in the United States with over 80,000 acres of parks, nature preserves, athletic fields, playgrounds, dog parks, boat & kayak launches, an arboretum and much more! The list includes over 450 city parks, 7 state parks and 5 National Park sites & facilities.  That Jacksonville has so many parks could be because it is the largest city by area in the lower 48 states


    Whitefly, and Other June Pests in Jacksonville Gardens
    As we round into June, the pest season heats up. Insects, being cold blooded, respond to the warming temperatures by growing rapidly through their life cycles