Monthly Archive: July 2015

Ghost Crabs… raiders of the night

  For locals along the coast ghost crabs are as common as mockingbirds and mourning doves. Before Ivan, when the dunes were larger and closer to the road, viewing the white crabs scouring across the road at night in your headlights forced all into defensive driving maneuvers. And for those who have ever tried to …

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Beat the Heat this Summer – Stay Hydrated for Health

Stay hydrated to beat the heat! Summer is in full swing and our part of the country is very hot.  When the temperature rises, proper hydration is extra important. You need to provide your body with the fluid that it needs to stay healthy. Water regulates many different body processes, including body temperature, digestion, and …

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4-H U Live Streaming Tonight!

4-H University will be streaming live for your viewing pleasure at http://florida4h.org/live/: Tune in to see the impact UF IFAS Extension 4-H has on Florida’s youth. Don’t miss the awards banquet tonight at 6PM Eastern/5PM Central.  During tonight’s program, you can see 4-Hers accept scholarships, watch the newly elected state officers inducted, and also see distinguished …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/30/4-h-u-live-streaming-tonight/

Let’s Keep Grilling, but Safely!

Beef, grilling, cooking, meat, BBQ. UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones. Summer brings on the craving to grill and that craving continues through the year! Millions of Americans will enjoy grilling as they gather with family and friends. Whether grilling outdoors or indoors, safe food handling is always important. When shopping, pick up cold foods such …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/25/lets-keep-grilling-but-safely/

Preparing for the After-School Snack Stampede!

Young boy drinking a glass of milk It may be hard to believe, but summer vacation is drawing to a close and school is right around the corner. It’s time to plan for lots of things like new classrooms and teachers, unexpected supply needs, extracurricular activity requests – and hungry kids arriving home from school. …

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The Sweet Sound of Summer – Cicadas

I was sitting on my back porch late in the afternoon this past week enjoying the breeze and the sunset when the familiar sound of the bugs some call “locust” began their buzzing songs. Not all would agree with me but I really enjoy the sound of these animals. They remind me of camping and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/24/the-sweet-sound-of-summer-cicadas/

Ways to Water Safety

Do you know how to properly fit a life jacket?  Photo credit Washington County Extension. Like Dr. Seuss said, “It’s fun to have fun, but you have to know how.”  With over 11,000 miles of rivers, streams and waterways, 4,136 miles of beaches, coastlines, and shorelines, and 4,308 square miles of total water area, Floridians …

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Food Trends

Food Trends word cloud Upon hearing the word “trend”, you may think fashion. Fact is, foods trend too! Last October, nearly 1,300 members of the American Culinary Federation were given a list of 231 items and asked to rate each item as a hot trend, yesterday’s news or a perennial 2015 favorite. I dare say, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/22/food-trends/

3rd Annual 4-H Day at LEGOLAND

4-H Day at LEGOLAND is Saturday, September 26th. Be sure to wear your 4-H shirt and share photos #4heverywhere The 3nd Annual 4-H Day at LEGOLAND on Saturday, September 26th. This event is an opportunity for 4-H members and their families to explore the LEGOLAND theme park at a deep discount, while raising funds for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/21/3rd-annual-4-h-day-at-legoland/

Florida’s Rangeland Agriculture and the Environment: A Natural Partnership

Woodlands and rangelands are important to both our economy and environment. Photo by Judy Ludlow Most of us living in panhandle Florida recognize that our farmers and ranchers are committed to sustainable production of food, fiber, and fuel for generations to come, but how will farmers continue to be productive while sharing natural resources with …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/18/floridas-rangeland-agriculture-and-the-environment-a-natural-partnership/

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