Tag Archive: Summer

The Summer of Sharks

I am calling this “Summer of Sharks” as if this summer is more of a problem than others are. In fact, it is not… no more, so than any other summer –so we could call any summer the “summer of sharks”.   “Shark Fever” is more correlated with when and how the press covers the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/12/the-summer-of-sharks/

Four Must-Have Native Perennials for Summer!

Let’s be honest with each other and have a moment of transparency, one gardener to another. Even though we are plant people, most of us get a lot less enthusiastic once the mercury explodes over 90 degrees each June. All the things that were fun in the spring (watering our favorite fickle plants, deadheading spent …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/05/four-must-have-native-perennials-for-summer/

Cattle Markets Slide into Summer Decline

January-May feedlot placements are up 9.2 percent over 2016. Photo credit: Doug Mayo Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist With July 4 wholesale beef purchases complete,  beef prices have dropped sharply the past ten days.  Beef and cattle markets, have defied gravity by staying stronger, longer than most expected this spring.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/03/cattle-markets-slide-into-summer-decline/

Bust Boredom and Extend Learning through Summer

4-H summer programs allow youth to explore a variety of topics- from animal science to robotics! Photo credit: Heather Kent, UF IFAS Extension With the end of the school year approaching, many parents are puzzling over what to do with their children during the 8-10 weeks of summer vacation.  Fortunately, 4-H has the solution to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/03/bust-boredom-and-extend-learning-through-summer/

Staying Healthy At Summer Camp

Staying Healthy At Summer Camp – 7 Keys to a Healthy Camp Counselor Experience It’s getting hot outside and that means summer camps are heating up! Being a camp counselor is a fun summer job and it’s a great way to learn leadership skills. As a camp counselor, it is your job to take care …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/03/staying-healthy-at-summer-camp/

Boating Safety Tips for REEL Summer Fun!

Anticipation of the catch is what thousands of Panhandle boaters will have on their minds as they leave the docks this summer for a day of fishing. However, a hasty departure in their excitement to get to that favorite spot may be the recipe for an outing some would prefer to forget; or worse, a …

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Food Safety Tips for the Perfect Summer Picnic

There are few things more iconic during summer than a picnic.  There’s just something fresh and fun about sharing a meal in the park or at the beach with family and friends.  But just because you’re enjoying the warm, gentle breeze doesn’t mean you should throw caution to the wind.  By following a few simple …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/03/food-safety-tips-for-the-perfect-summer-picnic/

The Giant Banana Spiders – part of our panhandle summer

The elongated body of the Golden Orb Weaver. Photo: Molly O’Connor TELL ME NO!  Please tell me these huge spiders are not a part of our summer. People are afraid snakes… that’s a given – but there are just as many afraid of spiders.  Honestly, after years of leading field hikes into the north Florida …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/07/the-giant-banana-spiders-part-of-our-panhandle-summer/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/31/beat-the-heat-this-summer-stay-hydrated-for-health/

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/

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