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Oak Galls Are Integral Part of Gall Wasp Life Cycle

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Service Sometimes a disguise is the best option for survival. This ruse can be used to blend in or to appear to be something not worth the trouble of encountering. Mimicry is… Read More

Proper Disposal of Unused Medicines

Do you know how to properly dispose of any unused medicines in your medicine cabinet? Merely tossing unused medicines in the trash isn’t the best or safest option. Read more about how to properly dispose of unused medicines… Read More

Two Different Sages Grow In Wakulla County

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director History is replete with stories of sages. These individuals have attained wisdom far beyond the level of the common man or woman. As such, these special people are able to see… Read More

Carpenter Bees Nest In Dead Wood – Including Houses

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The hectic pace to contemporary life can justifiably be compared to the seemingly erratic behavior of insect pollinators. Darting from flower to flower with no apparently logical progression for choice of… Read More

Spring Means Time To Fertilize Landscape

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director With the beginning of April, spring is in full swing. The residents of Wakulla County are heading out of doors to engage in the wide array of available activities. One… Read More

Flowering Trees Are Blooming All Over Wakulla

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The ample rainfall earlier this week has accelerated the return of greenery to Wakulla County. The many hours of slow, steady drizzle was punctuated by the occasional down pour. The… Read More

Upcoming Dialogue with FL Panhandle Shellfish Growers

For those who may be interested, there is an upcoming Dialogue with Florida Panhandle Shellfish Growers: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 4:00—6:00 PM Florida State University  Coastal and Marine Lab Auditorium 3618 Coastal Highway 98  St. Teresa, Florida Click here for… Read More

Learn About Monarchs and Milkweed at the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Service Open House and Wakulla Master Gardener Plant sale

This week’s showers are stimulating all kinds of plant growth and development. Some are producing showy, bright blooms now while others will be blooming later. Some of these plants are critically important to specific insects. Without the host… Read More

Horseshoe Crabs Are Living Fossils

By Les Harrison The pace of 21st Century life continues to accelerate unabated. There seem to be an unending stream of new, improved, and enhanced products and services at every sunrise. The stress and expense it takes on… Read More

Simply Sustainable Cleaning Tips

We all want a clean home, but it comes at a cost. There are several things we can do at home to reduce the impact to our pocketbooks as well as the environment, from using high efficiency laundry… Read More