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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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Can You Find a Coral Snake?
Most of you – okay… ALL of you who read this column like the outdoors.  Some like it for its peace and beauty, some for recreation opportunities, some like it for both


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Program: Saving Seeds in Escambia County
Join UF IFAS Extension Escambia County for a fun session on saving seeds from your favorite plants. We will demonstrate how to save seeds from annuals, perennial, edibles, and a few trees


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


Weekly “What is it?”: The PPBEP CCMP
One of the realities of any sort of environmental or quasi-governmental work is learning all the acronyms. EPA , FDEP, FWC, UF IFAS—it’s always an alphabet soup of organizations


Wildlife on the Beach in August
It has been a few months since we have posted an article on the changing wildlife over the course of a year on our barrier islands.  I took the month of June off and just could not schedule a hike in July


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    Weekly “What is it?”: Sea Turtle Nesting Season
    Sea turtles are what biologists like to call “charismatic megafauna”—a jargony way to describe large, easily identifiable wildlife that draw a lot of interest. Like tigers, polar bears, and pandas, sea turtles are fascinating ambassadors of their native ecosystems and often serve as “poster children” for conservation efforts


    Mangroves in the Western Panhandle
    Mangroves in the northern Gulf of Mexico are a relatively new thing for most coastal counties.  Some residents are aware they are arriving and are not concerned