Tag: Environment

Allergy Sufferers: Get Ready For Ragweed

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The world has returned to a state of equilibrium. The solar eclipse has passed, the official start of autumn is just a few weeks away and the kids are back in… Read More

Not Clear Where Names Like Doveweed Come From

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Even today, there are mysteries and riddles which defy understanding. One of those endless enigmas is the common names of objects or tangible things, especially some plant species. Many plants have… Read More

Spice Things Up With Alternative Seasonings

By Samantha Kennedy , UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County With today’s continued focus on healthy eating and the dangers of high blood pressure, seasoning and cooking with salt has decreased.  Alternative seasonings such as herbs and spices are excellent additions… Read More

Snowy Egrets Hunt In The Sand And Mud

By Les Harrison The dog days of August are resting heavily upon Wakulla County. It is a daily contest between the thermometer and humidity to see which can generate the highest readings to compound the heat index’s effects…. Read More

Lichens Are A Symbiotic Mix Of Fungi And Algae

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Symptoms are usually the first clue that something is wrong. It can be a fever, a cough, fatigue or a number of other indicators in people, pets or livestock. The severity… Read More

Robber Flies And Soldier Flies Are Common

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The summer of 2017 has been a good season for the insect population. There has been plenty to eat and Wakulla County has provided an exceptionally hospitable environment for these six… Read More

Sit On The Porch And Shell Some Butter Beans

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director There was a time in Wakulla County before air conditioning became commonly available, that families spent much of their summers outside. Children played in the yards and woods, and the adults… Read More

Ant-lions Create Sand Traps To Catch Prey

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director With the warm weather and ample rain, the lawns of Wakulla County are green and growing. The difficulty is finding a sunny afternoon to mow what quickly can turn into a… Read More

Firebush Is Striking And Easy To Grow

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director In the classic movie The Wizard of Oz, while clicking the heels of the emerald slippers Dorothy said, “There is no place like home.” In the minds of most this is… Read More

Armyworms Can Be A Real Problem In Garden

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Guests which are picky eaters are no fun, especially for a host. No matter what dish is served, there is always something wrong with it. It can be the wrong… Read More