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Things are Getting Hot on the Island… Discovering the Florida Panhandle – Barrier Islands – July

The air temperatures are in the high ‘90’s and the heat indices are reaching over 100°F; heck the inland water temperatures are in the high ‘80’s – it’s just hot out there! But our barrier island wildlife friends are doing okay, they have had to deal with this many times before. Deep burrows and nocturnal …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/17/things-are-getting-hot-on-the-island-discovering-the-florida-panhandle-barrier-islands-july/

What Caused the Fish Kill Along the Florida Panhandle This Week?

  This past week hundreds of dead fish washed ashore between Escambia and Okaloosa counties. Most were of one species but there were others who died and it appeared they had been in the water for quite a while. Determining the cause of fish kill can be tricky. You can observe how many different species were …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/20/what-caused-the-fish-kill-along-the-florida-panhandle-this-week/

May 2015 Panhandle Weather Summary

As in past years, May was significantly drier than April, with a great deal of variation of rainfall across the Panhandle.  The National Weather Service estimates for May rainfall ranged from less than an inch along the gulf coast to more than 6 inches along the Alabama border. The six Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN) …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/06/may-2015-panhandle-weather-summary/

4-H Summer in the Panhandle: Learning and Fun!

Youth learn how to grow and prepare vegetables during a gardening day camp in Escambia County. Each summer, 4-H programs across the Florida panhandle offer a wide array of residential and day camps for youth ages 5-18. Summer residential and day camps are a great way for youth to be introduced to all that 4-H …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/05/4-h-summer-in-the-panhandle-learning-and-fun/

April Shows DO Bring May Flowers – Discovering the Panhandle – Barrier Islands

  This month there were many more plants flowering… it is true that April showers do bring May flowers. May not only brings more flowers but more tourists. Everyone is out enjoying the weather, including some wildlife. I was happy to include Florida Master Naturalist Paul Bennett on this hike and he was very helpful …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/29/april-shows-do-bring-may-flowers-discovering-the-panhandle-barrier-islands/

Palm Care for the Panhandle

Every landscape manager and homeowner, especially on the gulf coast, wants to add a tropical feel to their landscape.  One way to achieve this is to incorporate palms and other tropical plants into planting beds.  Like any other plant, proper care is key to success.  The improper care of palms stems from a lack of knowledge about the unique …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/20/palm-care-for-the-panhandle/

Gummy Stem Blight Spreading in Panhandle Watermelons

Gummy stem blight is a highly destructive, foliar fungal disease of watermelon that can cause yield losses of more than 50%. This disease is currently confirmed in multiple locations in Northwest and Northeast of Florida. Recent weather conditions of high humidity and high temperature have been ideal for gummy stem blight throughout the northern part …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/24/gummy-stem-blight-spreading-in-panhandle-watermelons/

“And then it began to rain”… the April edition of Discovering the Panhandle

As we left the winter months and headed into spring I was expecting a lot of new blooms, new animal tracks, and more live encounters with wildlife… and then the rain began.  I do not know if the entire panhandle has been getting what Pensacola has but the rain has been nonstop for over a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/18/and-then-it-began-to-rain-the-april-edition-of-discovering-the-panhandle/

1st Quarter Weather Summary Shows How Dry the Panhandle has Become

The National Weather Service estimates for the Florida Panhandle from January 1 through April 10, 2015. The promised weak El Niño did not deliver extra rainfall for the Panhandle the past three months .  Much of the region experienced abnormally dry and moderate drought conditions through the first three months of 2015.  The National Weather …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/11/1st-quarter-weather-summary-shows-how-dry-the-panhandle-has-become/

Spring is Here! Discovering the Panhandle – Barrier Islands – March

What many have been waiting for… spring is here!  HAPPY EQUINOX EVERYONE! Today’s photoperiod will be 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness – equinox.  Many cultures around the world celebrate this and many ancient cultures built great structures to celebrate the event.  It is also a time that many forms of plants and wildlife …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/21/spring-is-here-discovering-the-panhandle-barrier-islands-march/

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