Tag: Natural Resources

The Golden Glow Of Fall In Wakulla Is Goldenrod

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director “There is gold in them thar hills,” so was the call of the ‘49’ers who were beckoned to search for the elusive, but valuable, yellow metal. This enticement has lured hundreds… Read More

Tree Frogs Have Adapted To Live Around Humans

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Kermit the Frog, Muppet philosopher and foil for Miss Piggy, has been quoted as saying, “It hard to be green.” It does not take much imagination to appreciate the potential multiple… Read More

Fall Flowers Offer Seasonal Color In Wakulla

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Fall is finally in the air and on the thermometer. There will be a few warm days in October, but hopefully the 90 plus degree days in 2016 are about gone…. Read More

Daylilies Are Easy To Grow

“A penny saved is a penny earned” is the famously frugal advice from Poor Richard’s Almanac. The author Benjamin Franklin, elder statesman and founding father of the United States, offered this simple pearl of wisdom to 18th century… Read More

Signs All Over Wakulla, Including Pines

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director There are signs everywhere in Wakulla County. Some provide information, others offer products for sale, and many encourage the reader to vote for a particular candidate. Each in its own way… Read More

Creeping Indigo Is An Invasive Brought In As Forage

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The term creeping has many negative implications.  It conveys sneaky behavior with potentially malevolent intent. The definition of creeping could be updated to the equivalent of internet stalking.  It means to… Read More

Native Berries In Wakulla County

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director There is the often quoted Biblical admonition “By your fruits you will be known,” which commonly comes up when discussing behavior. In other words, a reputation will ultimately be based on… Read More

Rough Earth Snake Is Common In Eastern U.S.

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Words are a curious human creation. Each has at least one meaning or implication to the listener. The terms used today date back to long before recorded history began. Countless academics… Read More

Air Potato Leaf Beetles Eat Only Air Potatoes

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Sometimes surprises can puzzle and perplex, and yet be pleasant. Finding a twenty dollar bill, for example, in a parking lot would certainly be a positive experience. The occurrence would likely… Read More