Ear to the Ground

News you can use to protect our fun.


These fabulous flamingos were painted by 20 artists from New Port Richey to Avon Park to support the “Be Floridian” campaign that asks residents to skip yard fertilizer in the summer rainy season to protect the bays, rivers and Gulf of Mexico that make living here so much fun.

March 02nd, 2017

Intruder in Paradise! Brazilian pepper is among the most pervasive invasive plants in Florida. Learn how you can banish this...Read More

February 28th, 2017

This is National Invasive Species Week. Our own home gardens are the front line of defense in the battle to...Read More

February 27th, 2017

Tuesday Evening in Pinellas! Award-winning writer Cynthia Barnett joins local scientists for an honest, forward-looking conversation on the future of water...Read More

February 25th, 2017

This trio is under appreciated by us humans, but beloved of bees and butterflies. Photo collage by Ryan Robert...Read More

February 24th, 2017

Friday Happy Hour: The countdown begins, Floridians! Perfect season for Mimosas with fresh Indian River citrus, or strawberry daiquiris with...Read More

February 23rd, 2017

Unmistakable signs of spring in West Central Florida -- azaleas and camellias in bloom! Photo from north Hillsborough County landscape,...Read More

February 22nd, 2017

Florida has more than 300 species of native bees and more than 180 butterflies -- want some to visit your...Read More

February 21st, 2017

Tip Tuesday: Butterflies and bees love Pentas, a Florida-friendly addition to any pollinator garden....Read More

February 16th, 2017

Demonstration gardens like the Bette Walker Discovery Garden are great places to visit for ideas on Gardening Like A Floridian....Read More

February 15th, 2017

Small space? No problem? This inviting cottage garden in Tampa shows how to pack a lot of punch in a...Read More