Category: UF/IFAS Extension

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

Mosquitoes Call Florida Home

Mosquitoes thrive by, Les Harrison

By, Les Harrison Mosquitoes Thrive The good news is the rains have been consistent during the summer of 2018.  There is plenty of water for north Florida’s lawns, gardens, ponds, swamps and the aquifer. Citizens who are dependent… Read More

Wasps In North Florida

By: Les Harrison The Wasp Strikes Back The low frequency droning is unmistakable.  The casual flight pattern belies the potential agony of an encounter and the real possibility of a painful attack from multiple directions. Wasps in north… Read More

Lubber Grasshoppers Go By Other Aliases

Lubbers

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

close-up of child's hands using a sewing machine

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

Thread-Waisted Wasp

Thread-Waisted Wasp

  Saints and Sinners The generalized reputation of any group is always suspect because the actions of a few members can tint or taint the collective perception of all members.  Any assemblage has its saints and sinners, but… Read More

The Rosy Wolf Snail Is Fast For A Snail

Florida’s Largest Predatory Air-Breathing Land Snail The pace of life typically slows in July. For the youth, the exhilaration of freedom from the daily schooling grind has passed into a leisure lull which requires forethought only about the… Read More

Sizzling Tips for Safe Grilling

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Summer is in full swing in Wakulla County, and with the recent Independence Day celebrations and the upcoming Labor Day weekend, outdoor grilling will be a popular… Read More