Tag: Florida

Not Clear Where Names Like Doveweed Come From

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Even today, there are mysteries and riddles which defy understanding. One of those endless enigmas is the common names of objects or tangible things, especially some plant species. Many plants have… Read More

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

Firebush Is Striking And Easy To Grow

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director In the classic movie The Wizard of Oz, while clicking the heels of the emerald slippers Dorothy said, “There is no place like home.” In the minds of most this is… 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

Horseshoe Crabs Are Living Fossils

By Les Harrison The pace of 21st Century life continues to accelerate unabated. There seem to be an unending stream of new, improved, and enhanced products and services at every sunrise. The stress and expense it takes on… Read More

Getting 4-Hers Ready for the Fair(s)

For Sarasota County 4-H members, this is a particularly exciting, bustling time of year, with the Florida State Fair opening February 4 and the Sarasota Agricultural Fair soon after, starting March 18. Now is the time to get… Read More

Mosca oriental de la fruta en agricultura

La Mosca Oriental de la Fruta es una plaga atacando la agricultura local del condado de Miami-Dade en Florida. Si Ud tiene preguntas acerca de la Mosca oriental de la fruta (Oriental fruit fly en inglés) y como… Read More

Water-Wise Landscaping Information

Water-Wise Landscaping Class Schedule Water-Wise Landscaping classes presented by Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ experts in Pinellas County feature a different set of topics each month, focused on helping you create an attractive landscape that conserves water at the same time. Each workshop features… Read More