Tag: Natural Resources

Possums are Resourceful Scavengers

By Les Harrison, Wakulla County Extension Director The seasonally cooler weather has had a silencing effect on the nighttime chorus of insects, amphibians and most other animals. The frogs and cicadas are taking shelter in anticipation of the… Read More

Wildlife Turn to Wax Myrtle Berries in Winter

By Les Harrison, Wakulla County Extension Director Winter is here in Wakulla County. While it is not as severe as upstate New York or Montana, there is a noticeable difference from six months ago. The local birds and… Read More

Cooler Temperatures Change Greens to Red

By Les Harrison, Wakulla County Extension Director As the holiday season comes into the home stretch and with a frosty morning last weekend, the two dominant local native vines are displaying holiday colors. Some, but not all, have… Read More

Idle Farm Equipment Makes an Ideal Habitat For Black Widow Spiders

As the growing season concludes, field equipment is parked in the barns and sheds across the Panhandle. After an all too brief rest, farmers and ranchers perform the necessary maintenance on these agricultural assets.  Even still, unpowered and… Read More

The Red and Green of Holly fits the Season

Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director. The official start of winter 2015-16 is about three weeks away, and followed closely by Christmas. Santa is ever present in the minds of Wakulla County’s youth and their parents… Read More

North Florida Bears

The popular culture media image is of a cute and amusing denizen of the forest. Attractive personalities and traits are assigned which endear them to the public. These imaginative characters have been an indispensable component of newspapers for… Read More

Spanish Moss Was Used for Bedding, Packing

  Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director. Thanksgiving holiday is a reminder of primitive days when life, even here is Wakulla County, was not as pleasant as today. Basic needs, along with the luxuries, of contemporary… Read More

Don’t Overlook Maintaining Shrubs in Your Landscape

Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director The home landscape has many functions. In the minds of most, it is a conspicuous effort to add seasonal color and texture around the home. Millions, if not billions, of… Read More

Purple Nut Sedge is an Invasive Plant

Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director Autumn is the season to harvest nuts for both the human and wild residents of Wakulla County. Hickories and oaks are producing a bumper nut crop for the squirrels, deer… Read More