Category: UF/IFAS Extension

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

Homemade Cleaners are Safe and Inexpensive

Ever thought about making your own homemade cleaners?  You should!  Many of today’s commercial cleaners are petroleum-based, which may have harmful effects on human  and environmental health. But have no fear! On the market today are many wonderful… Read More

Keeping Important Papers and Documents

How to store your important documents.

Keeping Important Papers by Samantha Kennedy, UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County In 2005, I applied for a United States passport. As part of the application process, I had to provide an original copy of my birth certificate. Luckily, I… Read More

Don’t Murder the Myrtles

Crepe Myrtle Murder

by Les Harrison “If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing,” so said English essayist Thomas Penson De Quincey. This early 19th century writer and social commentator published extensively… Read More

Spiderwort and Rustweed Plants are Sprouting and Producing Blooms

Color Hiding in Your Landscape With Spring 2018 barely out of the starting gate, all kinds of plants are sprouting and producing blooms. This week’s last gasp of winter temperatures slowed the progress, but only slightly. Much like… Read More

Sweat Bees Are Pollinators With Panache

Nectar is a major source for the mature insects.

Higher Temperatures Have Reactivated The Insect Population Recent frigid temperatures aside, spring 2018 officially starts in less than a week. While it is not the coldest approach to the spring equinox, it is certainly in the top five… Read More

Show Those Leftovers Some Love

Leftovers

by Samantha Kennedy, UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is “Go Further with Food.” This has many meanings, but one of the most obvious is making food last longer. Last month… Read More

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

Gardening Tips In a Late Cold Snap

by Les Harrison Sometimes things just get reversed and cause complication. Such seems to be the case with February and March 2018 in Wakulla County. February was, for the most part, balmy by most standards and had many… Read More