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Tag: Environment

Southern Black Widow Spiders are Venomous

Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director. Out-of-the way corners in abandoned places conjure up a variety of disquieting images. The eerie silence in these neglected locales gives way to the subtle scurrying of unseen lives attempting… 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

Monarchs and Aphids Munch on Milkweed

Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director The cool evening and noticeably shorter days remind Wakulla County residents of the impending season change. The autumn equinox is a week away. One of the much anticipated events in… 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

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

Io Caterpillars

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” is a well-known phrase, commonly associated with physical attractiveness. In the case of Io moths, beauty is in the beholder of the eyes…. Read More

Io Caterpillars and Moths

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” is a well-known phrase, commonly associated with physical attractiveness. In the case of Io moths, beauty is in the beholder of the eyes…. Read More

Goldenrod

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director The ample rain has been a benefit to many in the area. Lawns and landscapes have received ample moisture without the application of irrigation systems. Gardeners are, as a rule,… Read More

Goldenrod is Not the Cause of Your Seasonal Allergies

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director The ample rain has been a benefit to many in the area. Lawns and landscapes have received ample moisture without the application of irrigation systems. Gardeners are, as a rule,… Read More