Tag: Natural Resources

Sassafras Was Once The Base For Root Beer

Sassafras-base-root-beer

By, Les Harrison Sassafras Albidum Sassafras albidum is a deciduous native with a long history of multiple uses in panhandle Florida and far beyond.  Leaves of this tree have turned up in the fossil record from eons ago…. Read More

Mosquitoes Call Florida Home

Mosquitoes thrive by, Les Harrison

By, Les Harrison Mosquitoes Thrive The good news is the rains have been consistent during the summer of 2018.  There is plenty of water for north Florida’s lawns, gardens, ponds, swamps and the aquifer. Citizens who are dependent… Read More

Lubber Grasshoppers Go By Other Aliases

Lubbers

By, Les Harrison Lubbers, Who? Having an alias can be a handy tool, especially if one’s deeds are perceived as less than honorable. Lubbers are guilty of the nom-de-crime permits the holder to wantonly commit all sorts of… Read More

Thread-Waisted Wasp

Thread-Waisted Wasp

  Saints and Sinners The generalized reputation of any group is always suspect because the actions of a few members can tint or taint the collective perception of all members.  Any assemblage has its saints and sinners, but… Read More

WORKSHOP: Shellfish Harvester Educational Training Requirement

Training Requirement

Getting Your Landscape Ready for Hurricane Season

Hurricane Season

The Getting Your Landscape Ready for Hurricane Season Program The Getting Your Landscape Ready for Hurricane Season program will be held at the UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County Office on June 2, 2018, starting at 9:00 a.m. This informational… Read More

Assassin Bug

Assassin bug

The untamed residents of North Florida The growing season is underway with plenty of moisture recently and the acceptable temperature range. Home gardens are delivering quite the bounty for those who have made the effort to cultivate their… Read More

Honeybees: Historic Pollinators

Article and Audio Introduction by Les Harrison The world of social media is always abuzz with a variety of topics. This time of year there are many postings on the nearly endless list of blooming flower which are… Read More

Spiderwort and Rustweed Plants are Sprouting and Producing Blooms

Color Hiding in Your Landscape With Spring 2018 barely out of the starting gate, all kinds of plants are sprouting and producing blooms. This week’s last gasp of winter temperatures slowed the progress, but only slightly. Much like… Read More

Pokeweed, Used In ‘Polk Salad,’ Is Poisonous

Common Pokeweed Common pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) is a perennial weed native of North American. It is frequently found in pastures, as well as fence-rows, row crop fields, and wooded areas. All parts of the plant contain saponins, oxalates,… Read More