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Category: Forests

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

Sassafras Trees Are Native To Wakulla County

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The upcoming hot holiday weekend bodes many outdoor events here in north Florida’s premier area for leisure activities. Of course with heat and activity comes thirst and the need for a… Read More

Pines Are Common And Often Overlooked

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The recent extreme foul weather has many residents of Wakulla County concerned about the safety of their trees. While it is almost inconceivable to imagine the area without these important plants,… Read More

Signs All Over Wakulla, Including Pines

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director There are signs everywhere in Wakulla County. Some provide information, others offer products for sale, and many encourage the reader to vote for a particular candidate. Each in its own way… Read More

As Enduring and Unyielding as Old Hickory

There is a lot to be gained from having a tough reputation.  Only those with a stout disposition or lack of good sense will dare to make a challenge to the individual who hold this distinction. Unbending, rigid… Read More

Mimosa Trees

  While driving around Wakulla County this summer it was easy to notice a display of pink puffs erupting in low-growing trees along the roadside. A closer look will reveal the attractive ferny foliage and delicately beautiful pink-and-white… Read More


“To earth, and every common sight, to me did seem appareled in celestial light,” so wrote William Wordsworth, noted 19th century English romantic poet. Wordsworth began his life in scenic northwest England.  Benefiting from a privileged birth, he… Read More