Tag Archive: Panhandle

Citrus Choices for the Panhandle

The panhandle of Florida is a great place to grow citrus with our plentiful sunshine and sandy soil. But some varieties do better than others. Here are some that thrive in the more northerly climes of Florida: Nagami kumquat. Photo credit: UF/IFAS. Satsuma mandarin is cold hardy to 15°F once established. There are a few …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/05/citrus-choices-for-the-panhandle/

Nature Tourism in the Panhandle – Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) – Okaloosa County

ALL PHOTOS: MOLLY O’CONNOR   As many of you already know each month we have posted articles about nature tourism locations along the Intracoastal Waterway in the Florida Panhandle. This month we visit coastal Okaloosa County. The Gulfarium in Ft. Walton Beach gives those who do not get a chance to go offshore, or dive, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/22/nature-tourism-in-the-panhandle-intracoastal-waterway-icw-okaloosa-county/

Ashe Magnolia, Rare Beauty of the Florida Panhandle

The huge flowers and leaves of Ashe magnolia make it one of my favorite native flowering trees. Individual flowers may be 6 – 12 inches in diameter and are white with purple blotches at the bases of the 3 inner petal-like tepals. When in flower, as they are now in April, the huge white blooms …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/21/ashe-magnolia-rare-beauty-of-the-florida-panhandle/

Nature Tourism in the Panhandle – Intracoastal Waterway – Navarre

All Photos:  Molly O’Connor   In this monthly series of highlighting outdoor adventures in the Florida Panhandle, we are visiting locations along the Intracoastal Waterway; from the Alabama State line to the Aucilla River.  In January we wrote about Perdido Key, last month we visited Pensacola Beach, this month we move east along Santa Rosa …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/25/nature-tourism-in-the-panhandle-intracoastal-waterway-navarre/

Beekeeping in the Panhandle Workshop & Trade Show April 1 & 2

The Beekeeping in the Panhandle Working Group is pleased to offer the 5th Annual Beekeepers Field Day And Trade Show 2016 Beekeeping is one of the fastest growing hobby and commercial endeavors in Florida.  There is much to learn and share about this fascinating trade. The workshop and trade show offers something for every level and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/12/beekeeping-in-the-panhandle-workshop-trade-show-april-1-2-3/

Beekeeping in the Panhandle Workshop & Trade Show April 1 & 2

The Beekeeping in the Panhandle Working Group is pleased to offer the 5th Annual Beekeepers Field Day And Trade Show 2016 Beekeeping is one of the fastest growing hobby and commercial endeavors in Florida.  There is much to learn and share about this fascinating trade. The workshop and trade show offers something for every level and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/11/beekeeping-in-the-panhandle-workshop-trade-show-april-1-2-2/

NISAW 2016 – Beach Vitex in the Florida Panhandle

This yard on Pensacola Beach has become over run by vitex. Photo courtesy of Rick O’Connor. In 2013 we began writing about a potential invasive plant in the Florida panhandle called Beach Vitex (Vitex rotundifolia). The first record we knew of was reported from Pensacola Beach and was posted on EDDmaps.org. According to this website …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/23/nisaw-2016-beach-vitex-in-the-florida-panhandle/

NISAW 2016 – An Update on the Lionfish Situation in the Panhandle

Lionfish (Pterois volitans):   Hooking a lionfish in local waters is still a rare event but reported encounters with anglers are increasing. (Photo Courtesy of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission). An Update on the Lionfish Situation in the Panhandle In the past couple of years, we have posted articles about the lionfish during NISAW …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/21/nisaw-2016-an-update-on-the-lionfish-situation-in-the-panhandle/

Nature Tourism in the Panhandle – Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) – Pensacola Beach

  All Photos by Molly O’Connor We began our series on Nature Tourism along the ICW at the Alabama state line on Perdido Key and discussed the ICW itself.  This month we will continue in Escambia County with a visit to Pensacola Beach. The dune fields of panhandle barrier islands are awesome – some reaching …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/12/nature-tourism-in-the-panhandle-intracoastal-waterway-icw-pensacola-beach/

From Fear to Fascination: White Sharks in the Panhandle

White Shark (Carcharhinus carcharias). Credit: Florida Sea Grant Stock Photo From Fear to Fascination: White Sharks in the Florida Panhandle UF/IFAS Extension – Florida Sea Grant  By Rick O’Connor (Escambia County) and L. Scott Jackson (Bay County) Recently, I was walking on our local Gulf fishing pier checking fishing line recycle bins. You can’t walk …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/12/from-fear-to-fascination-white-sharks-in-the-panhandle/

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