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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.

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escambia@ifas.ufl.edu
850-475-5230
3740 Stefani Road
Cantonment, FL 32533

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 4:30pm

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Weekly “What is it?”: Lyreleaf Sage
I am always on the lookout for interesting plants and animals any time I go outside. In the spring, of course, birds start hatching, wayward baby squirrels leave the nest, and wildflowers start to bloom

04/14/2021

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COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension
Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office or view the local update page for the most up to date information on your

03/15/2020

Youth Science Lessons – Marine Vertebrates – Lesson 4 Mammals
The history of life on our planet is divided into “Ages”.  There was the “Age of Fish” and the “Age of Reptiles”, and they say we are now in the “Age of Mammals” – actually more currently the “Age of Humans”

04/02/2021

Squirrels are People, Too
Rebekah Heppner, Master Gardener Volunteer Trainee I inherited my appreciation of nature from my father. I don’t know if he loved bees and butterflies as much as I do, but he definitely loved birds

04/01/2021

EDRR Invasive Species of the Month – Beach Vitex
EDRR Invasive Species Beach Vitex (Vitex rotundfolia)   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.

04/08/2021

Weekly “What is it?”: Dandelions
I loved dandelions as a kid. The idea of a backyard full of magical wishes (granted only if you could blow away all the wispy seed heads in one blow) was too terrific to pass up

04/06/2021

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    Youth Science Lessons – Marine Vertebrates – Lesson 4 Mammals
    The history of life on our planet is divided into “Ages”.  There was the “Age of Fish” and the “Age of Reptiles”, and they say we are now in the “Age of Mammals” – actually more currently the “Age of Humans”

    04/02/2021

    Healthy Estuaries: A Look at Habitat Change in the Pensacola Bay System
    It is understood that the number one cause of species decline worldwide is habitat loss.  As habitats are altered and removed, fish and wildlife species adapt, move, or die

    03/29/2021