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UF/IFAS Extension
Escambia County

The University of Florida IFAS Extension Escambia County is the liaison between research conducted by scientists at the University of Florida and our local community.

3740 Stefani Road
Cantonment, FL 32533


Monday - Friday
8am - 4:30pm

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Longleaf Academy
Longleaf Academy Longleaf Foundations class February 2, 2022 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM 4H Camp Timpoochee 4750 Timpoochee Lane Niceville, FL 32578     Virtual-Foundations-2022    .


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Starting Your Spring Garden Program
Spring gardening is just around the corner. Join UF IFAS Escambia Extension for a few tips and tricks for success with your summer garden


The View from Two Months In
Hello all, and welcome to a brand new year! I’ve been Dean of UF/IFAS Extension now for a little over two months. When I first started, I received a piece of advice from SVP Scott Angle: “Above all, just have fun!” he told me


Weekly “What is it?”: Christmas wreath lichen
Years ago, I helped a National Park Ranger at Gulf Islands National Seashore run several “Junior Ranger” day camps in the summer. Kids went on hikes, caught crabs in dip nets, and learned about the area’s history


A Cold Winter’s Snake – the Garter
When hiking around the Florida panhandle in midwinter, most snakes are undercover trying to avoid the chilly cold fronts that pass through and can drop temperatures close to freezing. So, the probability of seeing one is low


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    Six Rivers CISMA EDRR Invasive Species of the Month – Coral Ardisia
    EDRR Invasive Species Coral Ardisia (Ardisia crenata)   Define Invasive Species: must have ALL of the following – Is non-native to the area, in our case northwest Florida Introduced by humans, whether intentional or accidental Causing either an environmental or economic problem, possibly both Define EDRR Species: Early Detection Rapid Response. These are species that are either –


    Weekly “What is it?”: Horsehair fungus
    Imagine walking through the woods, enjoying the fresh air and birdsong, when you notice a twig just dangling midair. On first glance, you might presume it is stuck in a vine or a large spider web