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Natural Wakulla: Forest, Farm, and Home

Ag & Natural ResourcesThese articles have been created to assist North Florida area residents with their forest, farm, garden, and landscape questions.Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director. Email

This Week’s Featured Article:

Dogfennel Once Used For Flea And Tick Control Click here for more…

Recent Articles:

Alligators Love Wakulla County Click here for more…
Tips For Autumn Lawn Maintenance  Click here for more…
Sweet Or Fiery, Peppers Are An Easy To Grow Spice Of Life Click here for more…
Tobacco Hornedworms Become Hummingbird Moths Click here for more..
Railroad Vine Is Established On Tropical Beaches Click here for more…
It’s Late Summer And The Wildlife Knows It  Click here for more… 
Allergy Sufferers: Get Ready For Ragweed Click here for more…
Not Clear Where Names Like Doveweed Come From Click here for more…
Snowy Egrets Hunt In The Sand And Mud Click here for more…
Lichens Are A Symbiotic Mix Of Fungi And Algae Click here for more…
Robber Flies And Soldier Flies Are Common Click here for more…
Sit On The Porch And Shell Some Butter Beans Click here for more…
Ant-lions Create Sand Traps To Catch Prey Click here for more…
Firebush Is Striking And Easy To Grow Click here for more…
Armyworms Can Be A Real Problem In Garden Click here for more…
Rains Feed Lush Growth Which Feeds Caterpillars Click here for more…
Ambrosia Beetles Can Attack Healthy Trees Click here for more…
A Favorite Of Southern Cooks, Okra Thrives In Heat Click here for more…
Mosquitofish Are Relentless Hunters Of Mosquito Larvae Click here for more…
Fairy Rings Appear After Recent Rains Click here for more…
Milkweed Is The Only Food For Monarch Larva Click here for more…
Caterpillars Are Out, And Some Can Sting Click here for more…
Spanish Needles Is A Common Hitchhiker Click here for more…
Corn Is Thriving With All The Recent Rain Click here for more…
Prepare For Hurricane Season Click here for more…
Wakulla’s Owls Are Boisterous After Sundown Click here for more…
Preparing To Become Butterflies, Moths Click here for more…
Sassafras Trees Are Native To Wakulla County Click here for more…
Assassin Bugs Have Despicable Reputation For Bloodsucking Click here for more…
Expect A Bumper Crop Of Yellowflies, Lovebugs Click here for more…
Prickly Pears Are A Late Spring Bloomer, Rain Or Shine Click here for more…
Mild Winter Means Lots Of Grasshoppers Click here for more…
Dandelions Are A Sign Of The Return Of Warm Weather Click here for more…
English Peas Grow Successfully In The Wakulla Spring Click here for more…
Smilax Is A Vine That Can Be Difficult To Control Click here for more…
Plasterer Bees Are Swarming This Time Of Year Click here for more…
Purple Nutsedge Is An Invasive That Squeezes Out Native Grasses Click here for more
Blackberries Can Be Tough To Control Click here for more…
Brown Pelicans Are A Common Sight Click here for more…
Muscadine Grape Vines: Difficult To Control In Your Landscape Click here for more…
Soil Testing For A Successful Spring Garden Click here for more…
Merganser Ducks Will Soon Be Flying North Click here for more…
Caution: Poison Ivy And Poison Oak Click here for more…
An Early Onset Of Spring Means An Insect Feast For Spiders Click here for more…
Air Potatoes Can Germinate If Left To Thrive In Leaf Litter Click here for more…
Citrus Greening Disease Discovered In The Florida Panhandle Click here for more…
Native Geraniums Are Early Bloomers Click here for more…
Azaleas Budding: A Product Of Mild Winter Click here for more…
Wakulla County Green Thumbs 4-H Club  “In The Garden”  Click here for more…
Camellias Bloom In North Florida’s Winter Click here for more…
Stinkhorn Mushrooms Are Colorful Fungi Click here for more…
Pines Are Common And Often Overlooked Click here for more…
Onions: A Hardy Crop That Stands Up To North Florida Winters Click here for more…
The Banded Water Snake: Often Confused With The Cottonmouth Water Moccasin Click here for more…
Trap Cropping: Another Effective Way to Control Insects  Click here for more…
Saw Palmetto is Native to Florida Click here for more…
Wicked Weeds: A Tangled Tale of Thorny Smilax Click here for more…
Chilly Winter is Prime Time to Consider Spring Garden Click here for more…
‘Gone To Seed’ Isn’t A Bad Thing In Trees, Plants Click here for more…
Don’t Forget your plants When The Freeze Comes Click here for more…
Legumes Take The Temperature Swings in Stride Click here for more..
Prepare Now For The Ideal Spring Lawn Click here for more…
Mistletoe is a Parasitic Plant in Hardwood Trees Click here for more…
Master Gardener Classes Starting January 19, 2017 Click here for more..
Stump Stabber Wasp Click here for more...
Brussel Sprouts Click here for more…
Yaupon Holly Click here for more…
It’s Been A Good Fall For Scale Insects Click here for more…
Preparing For Cold And Flu Season Click here for more…
Alligators Have Come To Be A Symbol Of Florida Click here for more…
Thistles Are Getting a Head Start On Spring Click here for more…
Bears Are The Largest Native Animal In Florida Click here for more…
The Golden Glow of Fall In Wakulla Is Goldenrod Click here for more…
Tree Frogs Have Adapted To Love Around Humans Click here for more…
Fall Flowers Offer Seasonal Color In Wakulla Click here for more…
Signs All Over Wakulla, Including Pines Click here for more…
Fall WIldflowers Know It’s Autumn Click here for more…
Lovebugs Are Just One Of Florida’s Many Flying Pests Click here for more…
Creeping Indigo Is An Invasive Brought In As Forage Click here for more…
Native Berries In Wakulla County Click here for more…
Rough Earth Snake Is Common In Eastern U.S. Click here for more…
Air Potato Leaf Beetles Eat Only Air Potatoes Click here for more…
Cicadas Are The Night Music Of North Florida Click here for more…
Native Plants Support Wildlife Click here for more…
Gopher Tortoises Are Adapted To The Heat Click here for more…
Armadillos Dig Holes In Search Of Insects Click here for more…
Assassin Bug Ambushes Its Prey Click here for more…
My Little Songbird – A Songbird Native To Wakulla Click here for more…
Dirt Daubers Nests Are Built For The Young To Snack Click here for more…
These Vines Have Prolific Blooms, But Need Control Click here for more…
Mimosas Are A Beauty And The Beast Combo Click here for more…
Muscadines Are Grapes Native To Wakulla Click here for more…
Woods Roach, Or Palmetto Bug, Is Native To Wakulla Click here for more…
Stinkbug Is An Accurate Description Of This Insect Click here for more…
Oak Galls Are Integral Part Of Gall Wasp Life Cycle Click here for more…
Two Different Sages Grow In Wakulla County Click here for more…
Carpet Beetles Are Small But Can Cause Big Damage Click here for more…
Flowering Trees Are Blooming All Over Wakulla Click here for more…
Spring Is Here – Bad News For Cool Season Plants Click here for more…
Horseshoe Crabs Are Living Fossils Click here for more…
Dollarweed Is A Common Plant In The Region Click here for more …
Barnacles Are Related To Crabs, Oysters Click here for more…
Air Potato Is An Invasive That Can Smother Trees Click here for more…

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