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Wakulla County Extension “2019 Courtyard Mural” Unveiling

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The Extension Office Before It takes vision to see past something that may seem ordinary or dull in order to imagine the possibilities of all the great things that it could become. In this case, that something was… Read More

Natural Wakulla Fall Wildflower Festival and Plant Sale

Natural Wakulla Fall Wildflower Festival Plant Sale

By Les Harrison Natural Wakulla Fall Wildflower Festival and Plant Sale Saturday, September 22, 2018 9:00am – 1:00pm UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Office 84 Cedar Avenue Crawfordville, FL 32327   Les Harrison said, “Educational presentations will be offered… Read More

Cattails are common in Wakulla marshes

Cattails

By Les Harrison Swaying Cattails Cats are common in Florida.  The domestic version of this multi-color and variable size species is a popular choice as a low maintenance pet. A native aquatic plant curiously named for the feline’s… Read More

Barn Bugs

destructive barn bugs

By: Les Harrison Destructive Barn Bugs By August’s languid days, farmers and farm workers in north Florida have done battle with an almost endless array of destructive barn bugs in fields and pastures. Thrips, aphids, mites, nematodes and… Read More

Sassafras Was Once The Base For Root Beer

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By, Les Harrison Sassafras Albidum Sassafras albidum is a deciduous native with a long history of multiple uses in panhandle Florida and far beyond.  Leaves of this tree have turned up in the fossil record from eons ago…. Read More

Wasps In North Florida

By: Les Harrison The Wasp Strikes Back The low frequency droning is unmistakable.  The casual flight pattern belies the potential agony of an encounter and the real possibility of a painful attack from multiple directions. Wasps in north… Read More

The Rosy Wolf Snail Is Fast For A Snail

Florida’s Largest Predatory Air-Breathing Land Snail The pace of life typically slows in July. For the youth, the exhilaration of freedom from the daily schooling grind has passed into a leisure lull which requires forethought only about the… Read More

Decoding Dates On Food Packages

By Samantha Kennedy UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County Ever wonder what all those codes and dates on food packages mean?  Different dates are put on different types of food products and it can be very confusing for consumers.  Some… Read More

Keep Your Food Safe In Emergency

Keeping Your Food Safe During an Emergency by Samantha Kennedy, UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County Two of the most pressing concerns during and after an emergency are food and water.  The recent series of hurricanes to affect the United… Read More