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Category: Natural Resources

Sassafras Was Once The Base For Root Beer

Sassafras-base-root-beer

By, Les Harrison Sassafras Albidum Sassafras albidum is a deciduous native with a long history of multiple uses in panhandle Florida and far beyond.  Leaves of this tree have turned up in the fossil record from eons ago…. Read More

Enjoy the Water Safely This Summer

dock in a pond

During the hot summer months, many people flock to the water for a little fun in the sun. Fortunately for us, Wakulla County is blessed with an abundance of water bodies which are popular recreation sites. However, the… Read More

4-H Teen Visited Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve

Jefferson County 4-H Teens traveled to Franklin County to participate in the 4-H District III Council Meeting/Retreat on April 7, 2018. The retreat began at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve. Teens were given a guided tour of… Read More

Honeybees: Historic Pollinators

Article and Audio Introduction by Les Harrison The world of social media is always abuzz with a variety of topics. This time of year there are many postings on the nearly endless list of blooming flower which are… Read More

Carpenter Bees Bore Problems

by Les Harrison There are certain sounds which cannot be ignored. They convey an immediate message which calls the listener to be alert and prepared. These noises, even here in the Florida panhandle, are uniquely distinct and are… Read More

Starfish Found In Florida Waters

by Les Harrison With the return of warmer weather, the focus of outdoor activities is shifting to pursuits where the partakers can maintain a comfortable temperature personally. So logically this means taking advantage of the local water resources…. Read More

Wild Azaleas Are Here To Stay

Azaleas and bee

by Les Harrison There is something to be said about being a longtime resident. While it does limit ones outlook from a global perspective, it promotes focus on perfecting applicable traits which are close to home. The unique,… Read More