Category: Wildlife

Snowy Egrets Hunt In The Sand And Mud

By Les Harrison The dog days of August are resting heavily upon Wakulla County. It is a daily contest between the thermometer and humidity to see which can generate the highest readings to compound the heat index’s effects…. Read More

Q and A: I am concerned about mistaking the Florida Bobcat for the Florida Panther. Could you enlighten your readers?

from J.C., via eMail Answer: The bobcat (Felis rufus) is found from southern Canada, throughout the United States, and to the higher elevations of southeastern Mexico. In Florida, the bobcat occurs statewide. A solitary, mostly nocturnal creature, the bobcat… Read More

Q and A: I have heard that there is a type of mosquito that is an indicator for poor water quality. What are these mosquitoes called and do they exist in this area?

from C.R., Bonita Springs Answer: Blind mosquitoes, also known as aquatic midges, are mosquito-like insects often associated with poor water quality. Blind mosquito is a common name that may refer to various species of midges. One thing to… Read More

The Rafael Crespo Conservation Endowment

UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center The Rafael Crespo Conservation Endowment is a testament to the power of collaborative efforts. Established August 2016, the endowment honors Rafael Crespo Jr., who was the lead biologist for the University’s American Crocodile… Read More

Brown Pelicans Are A Common Sight

By Les Harrison Living in Wakulla County has a variety of exceptional benefits. The natural environment is a feature visitors travel great distances to experience and enjoy during their leisure periods. While some residents may take this advantage… Read More