Tag Archive: Species

Invasive Species of the Day (March 1): Coral Ardisia, Beach Vitex, Crazy Ant

March 1st: Coral Ardisia (Ardisia crenata), Beach Vitex (Vitex rotundifolia), Crazy Ant (Nylanderia pubens) Early Detection Rapid Response (EDRR): All of the species featured in today’s article are ones that we need to keep an eye on as they move closer to the Florida panhandle.  If new invasive species are caught early, then eradication of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/03/01/invasive-species-of-the-day-march-1-coral-ardisia-beach-vitex-crazy-ant/

National Invasive Species Awareness Week March 1st-9th

National Invasive Species Awareness Week Considered one of the top six biodiversity hotspots in the country, Northwest Florida contains many unique upland, wetland, and marine habitats which house a variety of plants and animals. Invasive species are non-native or exotic species that do not naturally occur in an area and cause harm to the environment, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/02/28/national-invasive-species-awareness-week-march-1st-9th/

Invasive Exotic Species ID and Control Workshop September 19

September 19, 2013; 9:00 am – 3:00 pm CT UF/IFAS Jackson County Extension Office Florida’s Forest Stewardship Program and the Apalachicola Regional Stewardship Alliance CISMA will be offering an Invasive Exotic Species Identification and Control Workshop on September 19th at the Jackson County Agriculture Conference Center, 2741 Pennsylvania Avenue, Marianna, FL from 9:00 to 3:00 PM. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/03/invasive-exotic-species-id-and-control-workshop-september-19/

Invasive Species of the Day Series (March 10th): Palmer Amaranth & Nutria

National Invasive Species Awareness Week: March 3rd – March 8th March 10th: Palmer Amaranth (Palmer amaranth) & Nutria (Myocastor coypus):   Image courtesy of University of Illinois Extension Palmer Amaranth: Palmer Amaranth, a type of pigweed, is invading the Southeast.  It is a very troublesome weed for us because it is fast growing, produces a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/03/10/invasive-species-of-the-day-series-march-10th-palmer-amaranth-nutria/

Invasive Species of the Day Series (March 9th): Mimosa Tree & Eurasian Water Milfoil

Mimosa Tree: When traveling down secluded roads, one always marvels at the beautiful fragrant puff-like flowers lining the right of way. Many people decide that they must have one for their yard. Unfortunately, obtaining one for landscaping purposes is a bad decision. This tree is a Mimosa, Albizia julibrissin, and is famous for the ability to thrive …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/03/09/invasive-species-of-the-day-series-march-9th-mimosa-tree-eurasian-water-milfoil/

Invasive Species of the Day Series (March 8th): Red Imported Fire Ant & Giant Tiger Prawn

National Invasive Species Awareness Week: March 3rd – March 8th March 8th: Red Imported Fire Ant (Solenopsis invicta Buren) & Giant Tiger Prawn (Penaeus monodon): Photo Credit: David Almquist, University of Florida Red Imported Fire Ant: Many of us cherish childhood memories of family picnics during summer. What we likely also remember are the surprise …

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Invasive Species of the Day Series (March 7th): Chinaberry & Water Lettuce

National Invasive Species Awareness Week: March 3rd – March 8th March 7th: Chinaberry (Melia azedarach) & Water Lettuce (Pistia stratiotes): Photo by University of Florida IFAS Chinaberry: The Chinaberry tree has been around so long, you’d think it was a native instead of an invasive exotic plant. Introduced to America in the late 1700’s, the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/03/07/invasive-species-of-the-day-series-march-7th-chinaberry-water-lettuce/

Invasive Species of the Day Series (March 6th): Chinese Privet & Alligator Weed

National Invasive Species Awareness Week: March 3rd – March 8th March 6th: Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinense) & Alligator Weed (Alternanthera philoxeroides): Video courtesy of Aquatic and Invasive Plant Identification Series by the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (http://plants.ifas.ufl.edu) and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, Invasive Plant Management Section. Chinese Privet: Chinese Privet …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/03/06/invasive-species-of-the-day-series-march-6th-chinese-privet-alligator-weed/

Invasive Species of the Day Series (March 5th): Wild Hogs and Water Hyacinth

National Invasive Species Awareness Week: March 3rd – March 8th March 5th: Wild Hogs (Sus scrofa) & Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes): Wild boar Photo Credit: Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission Wild Hogs: Wild Hogs, also called Feral Hogs, are not native to the United States.  Wild hogs are highly adaptable and can find suitable …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/03/05/invasive-species-of-the-day-series-march-5th-wild-hogs-and-water-hyacinth/

Invasive Species of the Day Series (March 4th): Cogongrass and Hydrilla

National Invasive Species Awareness Week: March 3rd – March 8th March 4th: Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) & Hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata): Cogongrass Photo Credit: Chris Evans, Illionois Wildlife Action Plan, www.bugwood.org Cogongrass: Cogongrass is one of the 10 worst weeds in the world.  This grass is an aggressive grower and forms colonies causing loss of productive forest …

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