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Caribbean spiny lobster in Florida This week marks the two-day lobster mini-season, the always-anticipated sport season for recreational harvest only. In Florida, the Caribbean spiny lobster (Panulirus argus) is a very well-managed fishery
What items should you consider if you are staying at home when weathering the storm?
By now, you are probably aware that in Florida, we are officially in hurricane season. Hurricane season runs June 1 thru November 30
What's Going on in Florida
2021 Brings New Conversations
2021 began slowly, but somehow, we are already into the second month! My colleagues at Miami-Dade Eco Adventures are pleased to continue the “Conservation Conversations” webinar series for the winter-spring season, with webinars once a month from January through May at 12:00pm. The list of topics and links to register are below
A Boost for Hernando County’s Scallop Season
Over the last year, a team of volunteers worked hard to help give the bay scallop population off Hernando's coast a much-needed boost. These volunteers go by the name of "Scallop Sitters
Tropical Fruit–Sugar Apple
Tropical Fruit at a Glance--Sugar Apple by Jeff Wasielewski, Laura Vasquez and Jonathan H. Crane Common name: Sugar Apple Botanical name: Annona squamosa Family: Annonaceae Good varieties: Lessard Thai, Kampong Mauve About the fruit: This segmented fruit has a soft custard-like pulp texture, but an extremely sweet,
2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season
The Atlantic hurricane season extends from June 1 through November 30. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting with 60% chance of probability another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season
Are Your Trees Ready for the Hurricane Season?
Hurricane season started on June 1st. Are you sure your trees are in good shape? When was the last time you pruned them? How does the root system look? Do they have any broken or dead branches? How close the tree is to your own property? Usually, when we think of hurricanes, we think about our property or our homeowner insurance (mine increased by 40%!), but not much about the trees located near our houses
Safe Boating on Memorial Day Weekend and Beyond
Recently, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), released its 2020 Boating Accident Statistical Report. Miami-Dade County ranked second for the highest boating accident rate