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Category: UF/IFAS Extension

Harvest season is also time when seeds spread

By Les Harrison Harvest Season September has traditionally been the beginning of harvest season. Many agricultural crops are reaching maturity and, depending on several environmental factors, are soon to be ready for gathering. During the bygone era when… Read More

Cattails are common in Wakulla marshes

By Les Harrison Swaying Cattails Cats are common in Florida.  The domestic version of this multi-color and variable size species is a popular choice as a low maintenance pet. A native aquatic plant curiously named for the feline’s… Read More

Master Gardeners Clean Up

Garden Clean Up Now that we are starting to loose a few minutes of daylight each day, hopefully the heat of summer is soon to go as well.  We Master Gardeners cleaned up several rows of summer vegetables… Read More

The rain has Lovebugs missing this year

By Les Harrison Lovebugs Not Leaving Its Mark The pace of life and the unending supply of distractions in 2018 keep most resident’s thoughts occupied with too many diversions. The student’s recent return to school, the elections, the… Read More

Shopping Safely Online

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Back in June, I wrote about a variety of tips that can help consumers stay safe online. This month, I want to revisit that topic again, with… Read More

Sassafras Was Once The Base For Root Beer

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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

Lubber Grasshoppers Go By Other Aliases

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By, Les Harrison Lubbers, Who? Having an alias can be a handy tool, especially if one’s deeds are perceived as less than honorable. Lubbers are guilty of the nom-de-crime permits the holder to wantonly commit all sorts of… Read More

Extension 4-H Summer Camps All Sewn Up

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences It was a busy summer at the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension office, offering a variety of day camps to youth 8 to 15 years old, in an… Read More

Back to School Survival Tips

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Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences The new school year begins in Wakulla County on August 10, and back to school fever is in full swing. It is an exciting and often anxious… Read More

Preparing Your Emergency Water Supply

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Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences It’s Hurricane Season! Hurricane season is in full swing and will last through November 30. If you have not prepared your emergency supply kit, and especially your… Read More