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Spiderwort Spreading and Could Become a Hay Field Pest

Spiderwort growing up next to a fence along a rural roadway. This time each spring you can see purple flowering plants up and down roadsides all across North Florida.  Common Spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis), a.k.a. bluejacket, blooms really make the plants standout this time of year.  Typically the blooms are most noticeable in the morning and …

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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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Alligators Become More Active in the Spring

The American Alligator is an icon of the state of Florida. Viewed on the program “Swamp People” and as the mascot of the University of Florida, most visitors to our state see this animal more on television than in the wild; but they are certainly there. In need of mates and calories from the lack …

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