Tag: Natural Resources

Invasive Vines

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Homeowners have had a tough summer maintaining the yard while fighting the onslaught of weeds. Controlling problem plant life is difficult, but not impossible–the best tactic may be strategically planting… Read More

Controlling Summer Weeds

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director As parents ready their children for the new school year, nature is already preparing for next spring by sending out mass quantities of seeds for the coming year’s growing season…. Read More

Jumping Spiders

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Regal is a word used to describe kings, queens and other general nobility. The word itself conjures an air of sophistication and royalty. There is one such inhabitant which frequents our… Read More

Muscadine Grapes

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Growing up in a rural area like Wakulla gives kids the opportunity to explore nature and learn its many benefits. Wild grapes may be one of the sweetest benefits of living… Read More

Carinata – an alternative fuel source?

Les Harrison is UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director and Clara Foran is UF/IFAS Wakulla County Family and Consumer Sciences Temporary Program Aide Renewable resources are the key to sustainability, especially when it comes to energy. In a time… Read More

Scorpions!

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Florida is host to many unique animal species, some of which are less than pleasant. The latter variety are mostly insects: fire ants, mosquitoes, love bugs and gnats, all… Read More

Free Plant Propagation Workshop!

The UF/IFAS Wakulla County Master Gardener Program is offering a Plant Propagation Workshop this Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. The class will be taught by Connie Kolias, a long time participant in the Leon County Master Gardener… Read More

Mushrooms

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Mushrooms have been a focal point in the backdrop of fairy tales for hundreds of years. There is something mysterious, maybe even magical, about these forest apparitions that makes… Read More

Hermit Crabs

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director There are many species of the animal kingdom known to use tools. To humans, this is a sign of intelligence, at least to some degree. While hermit crabs may… Read More

Crabapples and Sparkleberries Grow Wild in Wakulla

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director There is a phenomenal difference between what grows in the wild and what we grow on farms. Thanksgiving turkey, for example: when compared to wild turkey, the difference is… Read More