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Wildlife Turn to Wax Myrtle Berries in Winter

By Les Harrison, Wakulla County Extension Director Winter is here in Wakulla County. While it is not as severe as upstate New York or Montana, there is a noticeable difference from six months ago. The local birds and… Read More

Greens Love the Cool Temperatures of Fall

By Les Harrison and Shelley Swenson The cool days and cooler nights of December have removed home gardening from the minds of many residents in Wakulla County. Much of Florida’s commercial vegetable production has moved to warmer counties… Read More

The Red and Green of Holly fits the Season

Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director. The official start of winter 2015-16 is about three weeks away, and followed closely by Christmas. Santa is ever present in the minds of Wakulla County’s youth and their parents… Read More

Dogfennel Indicates The Arrival of Cold Weather

The official beginning of winter is a little under six weeks away and Wakulla County has had a few cooler, but not cold, mornings so far this November. Still the landscape reflects the diminishing hours of daylight and… Read More

It’s Turkey Time: Safely Prepare Your Holiday Meal

     Photo courtesy of UF/IFAS Extension University of Florida By Shelley Swenson UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Whether you are a seasoned chef or a novice preparing your first holiday meal, make sure you know the safest ways to… Read More

Monarch Butterfly Migration is a Mystery

Monarch caterpillars start small, but grow quickly. These two will be ready in the next few weeks for their flight to Mexico. Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director Monarch butterflies, Danaus plexippus, are likely the best… Read More

Partridge Pea

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director While there are still hot humid days left in the year, the dwindling hours of sunlight indicate the approach of the autumn equinox. The folks at the Old Farmer’s… Read More

What’s in the Garden Now – Squash!

By Les Harrison, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director and Clara Foran, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Family and Consumer Sciences Temporary Program Aide Summer 2015 put an end to many garden crops in Wakulla County.  The 90 degree plus temperatures… Read More

Green Scene

Reducing Waste at Home By Clara Foran, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Family & Consumer Science Program Aide Daily people throw waste in the trash, from banana peels to soda cans, from cardboard boxes to milk jugs, these things are… Read More