Category: Forests

Cattails are common in Wakulla marshes

Cattails

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

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

Assassin Bug

Assassin bug

The untamed residents of North Florida The growing season is underway with plenty of moisture recently and the acceptable temperature range. Home gardens are delivering quite the bounty for those who have made the effort to cultivate their… 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

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

Coral Ardisia: A Pretty Problem (Video)

In this Wakulla County Extension video classic, I discuss the invasive plant species Coral Ardisia and how it was introduced to Florida and Wakulla County. For more information contact Les at 850-926-3931.

Red Bay Ambrosia Beetles A Problem For Several Tree Species

Ambrosia Beetles have left fungus on this trunk

Natural Wakulla by Les Harrison Spring 2018, it appears from all the weather signs, has sprung. After last year’s late frost sneak attack there is lingering concern that a destructive weather event will reoccur, but with each passing… Read More

The Friendly Snake

Natural Wakulla by Les Harrison The warmer weather’s return has many residents of Wakulla County believing the winter of 2017/18 is done, and it might be.  The nightly ruckus of toads and frogs staking out their territory becomes… Read More

Caught Redheaded! Woodpeckers Dine and Dash

Pileated Woodpecker

by Les Harrison A clue, by inference, directs the viewer to a conclusion. The deduction which is based on the exhibited evidence may provide some insight into an activity occurring at some point in the past. No matter… Read More

Bald Eagles In Coastal Areas Live Mainly On Fish

Natural Wakulla by Les Harrison Having a distinctive and easily identifiable physical feature can quickly prove to be a beneficial resource.  This visible trait makes it easy for the viewer who encounters the notable personality to instantly recognize… Read More