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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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Weekly “What is it?”: Decorator/Plumed worms
I keep a shelf full of little natural curiosities above my desk—shells, seed pods, sand dollars, and other keepsakes—but one of my favorites is the delicate casing of a decorator/plumed worm. Frequently found amidst the shells, sargassum, and other material washed up with the tide, tube-building decorator worms (Diopatra cupraea) are one of the


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Creating a Healthy Lawn
Spring  is just around the corner and lawns will soon begin active growth.  Join UF IFAS Escambia Extension for tips to have an attractive and healthy lawn


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


It’s Been a Terrific Terrapin Season So Far
As the Sea Grant Extension Agent in Escambia County, one of my program areas is to help restore a healthy estuary.  To do this we focus on educating the public how to improve water quality, restore habitat, and manage invasive species, but we also focus on how to monitor fish and wildlife


Seagrass Situation
Imagine… It is 1922 and you are rowing your wooden skiff from a small beach house near what will become the town of Gulf Breeze Florida across Santa Rosa Sound on your way to Santa Rosa Island.  The water is 10-15 feet deep, and you can see the bottom


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    Video: Perennial Peanut Considerations as a Lawn
    Turfgrass remains a popular groundcover for most home landscapes. Perennial peanut offers potential as a turfgrass companion in North Florida


    Weekly “What is it?”: Goose barnacles
    It was a typical weekday evening text for me—a video from a friend showing several interesting sea creatures and the message, “Do you know what these are? Some kind of mussel?” While the white-shelled creatures attached to a piece of driftwood looked like small clams, something in the recesses of my brain said, “barnacle.” A quick search confirmed my recollection—they were indeed barnacles, of the “goose” variety