Tag: local

Adam’s Needles and Spanish Bayonet

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Those who have never visited Florida tend to imagine the entire state encompassed by sprawling, white sand beaches and palm trees. Though our state is famous for its coast,… Read More

Spittlebugs

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Insects are capable of creating many fascinating structures to ensure their survival. Tent caterpillars are known for making a protective barrier out of web. Gall wasps use the tree… Read More

Poison Ivy and Poison Oak

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Despite the heat and bugs, nothing beats spending time outside with family. Make sure children understand the plants to stay away from when they are out picking the abundant… Read More

Tent Caterpillars

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Summer is a popular time of year for camping. As school ends, parents are busy signing their kids up for day and overnight camps. Tent moths have a similar… Read More

Wildflowers are Blooming All Over Wakulla

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Nothing says natural beauty like wildflowers. This time of year, nature puts on a stunning show. The ground is covered in a lush blanket of wildflowers, including our state… Read More

What’s In Season Now?

Summer Break is almost here! Beat the heat and keep the kids entertained with a melon carving party! Closely related to pumpkins, melons are fun and easy to carve. So, dust off the melon baller (or your pumpkin… Read More

Spiderwort and Rustweed

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director It is said that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but what if that rose was called spiderwort? Surely, one would have reservations about handling… Read More

Grasshoppers are Emerging, Ready to Eat

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director The ample amount of rainfall these last few weeks has local plants opening their leaves wide in anticipation of sunnier weather. Unfortunately, those leaves are an edible picnic blanket… Read More

Things Bad About Spring: Return of Biting Insects

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Florida is famous for beautiful beaches, sunny weather and abundant wildlife within a wide variety of ecosystems. These are the features which make living here great. With all that… Read More

Native Flowers Overlooked for Cultivated Blooms

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director The pastel palette of Spring is here at last. The warm air is abuzz with hummingbirds and bees discovering their new favorite flowers to visit. Some of the most… Read More