Tag: Natural Resources

Oak Galls Are Integral Part of Gall Wasp Life Cycle

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Service Sometimes a disguise is the best option for survival. This ruse can be used to blend in or to appear to be something not worth the trouble of encountering. Mimicry is… Read More

Carpet Beetles Are Small, But Can Cause Big Damage

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director As contrite and well-worn as the statement is, springtime is truly the season of renewal and rebirth. The warming temperatures and ample rain, with last weekend’s precipitation being a little too… Read More

Flowering Trees Are Blooming All Over Wakulla

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The ample rainfall earlier this week has accelerated the return of greenery to Wakulla County. The many hours of slow, steady drizzle was punctuated by the occasional down pour. The… Read More

Upcoming Dialogue with FL Panhandle Shellfish Growers

For those who may be interested, there is an upcoming Dialogue with Florida Panhandle Shellfish Growers: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 4:00—6:00 PM Florida State University  Coastal and Marine Lab Auditorium 3618 Coastal Highway 98  St. Teresa, Florida Click here for… Read More

Learn About Monarchs and Milkweed at the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Service Open House and Wakulla Master Gardener Plant sale

This week’s showers are stimulating all kinds of plant growth and development. Some are producing showy, bright blooms now while others will be blooming later. Some of these plants are critically important to specific insects. Without the host… Read More

Horseshoe Crabs Are Living Fossils

By Les Harrison The pace of 21st Century life continues to accelerate unabated. There seem to be an unending stream of new, improved, and enhanced products and services at every sunrise. The stress and expense it takes on… Read More

Be On The Lookout For Places Where Mosquitoes Breed

Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director It is an often made wish of summer that the cold weather of winter will kill all the mosquitoes, gnats and no-see-ums. This climactic fete would spare people, pets and livestock the… Read More

Barnacles Are Related To Crabs, Oysters

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The arrival of March, with its lengthening days and warmer temperatures, has many residents of Wakulla County fixated on the upcoming summer months. One of the many advantages of living in… Read More

Air Potato Is An Invasive That Can Smother Trees

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Hints of spring are everywhere in Wakulla County. Despite a few potentially frosty morning in the next few weeks, the evidence is overwhelming of the warmer weather soon to come. The… Read More