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Wildflowers: Nature At Its Most Beautiful

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The thought of wildflowers tends to generate images of serene rural settings and the flawless appearance of nature at its most beautiful.  A spray of colors dances through the filtered sunlight… Read More

Mushrooms In The Landscape

Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Most homeowners and landscape managers consider mushrooms a blemish on the otherwise perfect and highly manicured lawn.  Making them disappear as fast as the seemingly appeared is the only supernatural or mystic qualities… Read More

Safety of Food in Containers Exposed to Flood Waters

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/EFNEP Agent A Consumers Guide to Safety of Food in Containers Exposed to Flood Waters HOW TO DETERMINE WHAT FOOD TO KEEP OR DISCARD • Do not eat any food that… Read More

Steps to Follow During and After a Weather Emergency

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/EFNEP Agent Steps to Follow During and After A Weather Emergency: Never taste a food to determine its safety! Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to… Read More

Watch Livestock For Foot Rot

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Tropical Storm Debby is headed out to sea, but the many problems she caused are still here.  One of particular concern to livestock owners is foot rot. It is a frequent… Read More

Resource Stewardship Tips for 2012 Recreational Red Snapper Season

By Les Harrison, Wakulla County Extension Director and  L. Scott Jackson, Bay County Sea Grant Agent The 40-day 2012 Gulf of Mexico recreational Red Snapper season began June 1, and ends on July 1.  Fishermen are preparing to optimize… Read More

Big Bend Bugs! – Hickory Horned Devil

Hickory Horned Devil (larva), Regal Moth or Royal Walnut Moth,Citheronia regalis (Fabricius) (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Saturniidae: Citheroniinae) The imposing larva, known as the hickory horned devil, is most often observed when it is full grown and comes down from the trees… Read More