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Tag: Environment

Spanish Moss Was Used for Bedding, Packing

  Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director. Thanksgiving holiday is a reminder of primitive days when life, even here is Wakulla County, was not as pleasant as today. Basic needs, along with the luxuries, of contemporary… Read More

Don’t Overlook Maintaining Shrubs in Your Landscape

Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director The home landscape has many functions. In the minds of most, it is a conspicuous effort to add seasonal color and texture around the home. Millions, if not billions, of… Read More

Purple Nut Sedge is an Invasive Plant

Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director Autumn is the season to harvest nuts for both the human and wild residents of Wakulla County. Hickories and oaks are producing a bumper nut crop for the squirrels, deer… 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

Spider Webs are Visible on Foggy Mornings

Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director The recent foggy mornings reveal some interesting facts and trends in Wakulla County. The moisture is appreciated by anyone attempting to propagate plants, but the dampness comes at the price… Read More

Cogon Grass in North Florida Ecosystems

Les Harrison, Wakulla County Extension Director and Erik Lovestrand, Franklin County Extension Director presents “Cogon Grass in North Florida Ecosystems Concerns, Questions and Options” November 24, 2015 (3rd Tuesday) 6:00—7:30 p.m. Presentation at the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension… Read More

It’s Autumn And The Leaves Are Changing Colors

Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director One certainty with Mondays in autumn, about half the college football fans are uncomfortable with seeing certain color combinations. Luckily, nature provides area residents with many pleasant options not associated… Read More

Delta Flower Scarab Beetle is Master of Disguise

Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director Halloween masks are big business for retailers attracting customers in October. After all, what child could refuse being a super hero, princess, or a hideous freak of nature while getting… Read More

Money Does Grow On Trees With Pines

Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director For the child persistently wishing to acquire a new toy, parents commonly retort that money does not grow on trees. This may seem obvious today, but history in Wakulla County… Read More