Monarch Butterflies Added to the Endangered Species Red List

Aug 21, 2022 No Comments by

Ecology Florida August 2022  by Monica Starr The monarch butterfly embarks on an annual migration which can reach up to 2,800 miles from southeast Canada to central Mexico [1]. These beautiful insects have two pairs of orange-red wings with black veins and distinguishing white spots along the edges. The males have black dots along the […]

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Citrus Greening Still Impacting Farmers in Florida

Jul 15, 2022 No Comments by

July 2022  An Ecology Florida Feature by Monica Starr As the end of citrus season approaches here in the state of Florida, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has estimated a record-low harvest. Compared to the previous growing season, the production of oranges, grapefruit and other specialty crops is already down about 22% [1]. This season, […]

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Songbird Plague: Is Florida Next?

Aug 05, 2021 1 Comment by

by Dell deChant Special Report to Ecology Florida News How are the songbirds doing in your community? Although not widely reported, birds are dying at an alarming rate along the eastern seaboard.  The cause of the plague is not known.  Ecology Florida News is asking readers to report on the status of birds in and […]

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Red Tide Rises Again: The 2021 Story

Aug 03, 2021 No Comments

by Monica Starr An Ecology Florida Feature If you are a Florida resident, you have heard about the harmful algae blooms taking over the gulf beaches this summer. These blooms of algae consist of small marine microorganisms known as Karenia brevis [1]. Most recently, these dangerous organisms have flourished in the Tampa Bay area, creating […]

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Florida Energy Milestone

Jun 25, 2021 No Comments

by Monica Starr Transitions to cleaner energy sources are the future of corporations everywhere. Indiantown Florida is a village in Martin County, located just north of West Palm Beach. Last week, the Florida Power and Light plant in Indiantown demolished the last coal chimney in the entire state. The chimney stood nearly 500 feet tall […]

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Florida Loquat News #41 – June 2021

Jun 23, 2021 No Comments

Florida Loquat News The Newsletter of The Florida Loquat Festival Celebrating Florida’s Urban Fruit No. 41 June 25, 2021 Published by Ecology Florida and Friendship Farms & Fare https://www.ecologyflorida.org/   Here is Your Summer issue of the Florida Loquat News Big Success for 2021 Loquat Beer Ecology Florida and New Port Richey FarmNet received a generous […]

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Hurricane Season 2021 in Florida: What to Expect

Jun 15, 2021 No Comments

by Monica Starr  June 2021  With summer comes hurricane season in states like Florida where there is over 1,300 miles of coastline. That being said, it is being predicted that this year might be threatening to people living in this area, particularly in some of the larger metropolitan areas. It was recently predicted by Colorado […]

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Florida Loquat Festival Returns! Mini-Festival 2021

Mar 19, 2021 No Comments

2021 Florida Loquat Festival “Back to the Future” A Mini-Festival Maintaining A New Port Richey Tradition Good news for loquat fans in the Tampa Bay Region.  The Florida Loquat Festival will return in March, 2021. This year, the celebration of our distinctive local fruit will occur over a two week period at a variety of […]

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Guest Column: Why Farmers Markets are Safer and More Convenient than Grocery Stores

Sep 08, 2020 Comments Off on Guest Column: Why Farmers Markets are Safer and More Convenient than Grocery Stores

BY JESSE HASKINS • AGRICULTURE LAW Buying groceries at a grocery store right now can be downright scary. Vulnerable groups, like the elderly, have good reason to be scared. Grocery stores have drawn especially large crowds, which may consist of people infected with the coronavirus. And grocery stores have plenty of potentially contaminated surface: grocery carts, tongs, self-serve […]

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Loquat News No. 40 – July 2020

Jun 30, 2020 No Comments

Florida Loquat News The Newsletter of The Florida Loquat Festival Celebrating Florida’s Urban Fruit No. 40 July 6, 2020 Published by Ecology Florida and Friendship Farms & Fare https://www.ecologyflorida.org/ Here is Your Summer issue of the Florida Loquat News 2020 Annual Loquat Festival Postponed See inside for update on plans for the rest of the year, […]

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