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.

May 31st, 2017

"What is it? Wednesday" features Sandhill Milkweed (Asclepias humistrata), one of Florida's 21 native species of milkweed plants. Besides being...Read More

May 29th, 2017

Today as we enjoy our beaches, boats and barbecues, let's not forget to take a moment to honor the Floridians...Read More

May 27th, 2017

Wouldn't you just love to sit a spell in this lovely cottage garden in Tampa?...Read More

May 25th, 2017

In honor of #BugWeek at the University of Florida, we have our very own weird bug identified by UF entomologists.This...Read More

May 24th, 2017

Tip Tuesday: Help protect cardinals and other birds by cleaning your bird feeder. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation...Read More

May 23rd, 2017

Regional water managers enacted mandatory restrictions today throughout West Central Florida. Lawn watering is reduced to once-per-week starting June 5....Read More

May 22nd, 2017

Nitrogen fertilizer bans starts June 1. Learn what's legal in your Tampa Bay community at http://befloridian.org/whats-legal-in-my-city/...Read More

May 21st, 2017

Button bush is blooming! We think these flowers look like tiny Sputniks! This native shrub grows on the edges of...Read More

May 20th, 2017

Be Floridian added 3 new photos....Read More

May 18th, 2017

Pentas are a great Florida-friendly plant to attract bees and butterflies to your yard. They come in shades of red,...Read More