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Gopher Tortoises Are Adapted To The Heat

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The 90 degree plus late July temperature reading have many residents slowing their pace for the explicit purpose on not overheating. The summer shuffle, along with a good hat and plenty… Read More

Take Advantage Of Curbside Recycling In Wakulla County

Be sure to check out this month’s feature in The Green Scene. It is been a number of years since our county adopted curbside recycling. Since then there have been thousands of pounds of materials that avoided the… Read More

Aphids Are The Insect World’s Villain

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Horror movies have, for over a century, featured a pantheon of destructive creatures rampaging through the world. Their characteristics have varied over the decades, but they always manage to return. In… Read More

Improve Savings and Health With Minor Changes In Your Home

Be sure to check out this month’s feature in The Green Scene. Ready to make a few enhancements to your home to improve its overall performance? Improving the home performance through small increments or changes requires extended periods… Read More

Recycle Your Blue Jeans

By Shelley Swenson, Extension Agent III, Family and Consumer Sciences UF-IFAS Wakulla County Extension Give old denim new purpose by recycling. The journey from cotton to denim insulation is a new initiative to transform an old favorite to… Read More

Songbird Workshop and Pesticide Training Coming Soon

By Les Harrison, Wakulla County Extension Director The UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Office is offering two classes of interest to residents in the coming week. These programs are open to all area residents and will be held at… Read More

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

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

Cloudless Sulphur Butterflies love red flowers

Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director Notoriety can be a positive occurrence, when events go as planned or hoped. Such is the case with the Monarch Butterflies. These colorful insects have garnered the interest and concern… 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