Tag Archive: Wild

Wild about Deer: Game Processing Workshop

Deer in velvet. Photo by Jennifer Bearden When hunting, food safety begins in the field.  The goal is to have safe meat for you and your family to eat.  Here are a few ways to keep your food safe: Shot placement – that’s right. Food safety begins with an accurate shot. Your goal should be …

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Invasive Species of the Day (February 25): Coral Ardisia and Wild Hogs

Coral Ardisia (Ardisia crenata):   Attractive red berries entice homeowners to use as a landscape plant but coral ardisia can quickly dominate adjacent natural areas. photo courtesy of Les Harrison Coral ardisia is also known as coral berry, spice berry, and scratchthroat. It was introduced into Florida in the early 1900’s for ornamental purposes. In the …

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March is an ideal time to consider wild birds

Spring is a dynamic time for wildlife. If you enjoy watching nature, now is a fantastic time to get outdoors to see some interesting activity. March is also one of the best times of year to do some active management on your property to enhance the habitat you provide for wildlife. Purple martins select nest …

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Invasive Species of the Day (March 3rd): Wild Hogs & Lion Fish

March 3rd: Wild Hogs (Sus scrofa) & Lionfish (Pterois volitans):   The impact of wild hogs on the environment is soil erosion, decreased water quality, spread of other invasive plants, damage to agricultural crops, and damage to native plants and animals. Photo by Jennifer Bearden Wild Hogs: Wild Hogs, also called Feral Hogs, are not …

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