Tag: Natural Resources

6th Annual Beekeeper’s Workshop & Tradeshow

Beekeepers Workshop & Trade Show April 21st & 22nd The University of Florida IFAS Extension and the Beekeeping in the Panhandle Working Group has once again teamed up to offer the 6th Annual Beekeeper’s Workshop & Tradeshow on… Read More

An Early Onset Of Spring Means An Insect Feast For Spiders

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The early arrival of spring in Wakulla County, and the rest of north Florida in 2017, portends the possibility of some interesting occurrences.  If the pattern holds and a late season… Read More

Air Potatoes Can Germinate If Left To Thrive In Leaf Litter

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The leaf litter and pine straw so common to Wakulla County lawns and landscapes this time of year obscures a variety of items from view.  The mulch in the making is… Read More

Citrus Greening Disease Discovered In The Florida Panhandle

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Sometimes the news is just bad, and there is no way to sugar coat it.  The plant diagnostic lab at UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) in Quincy… Read More

Native Geraniums Are Early Bloomers

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The start of 2017 is likely to go down in history as one of the most colorful winters in recent memory. Camellia and azaleas cultivars, both with a non-native heritage, have… Read More

Azaleas Budding: A Product Of Mild Winter

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director There are those rare occasions when events do not meet expectations. Typically the observer has a list of questions which attempt to reconcile the validity of their suppositions with the… Read More

Camellias Bloom In North Florida’s Winter

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The pogo stick behavior of the thermometer has reflected the indecisive nature of the jet stream during the opening month of 2017. True it has been nicer to wear short sleeves… Read More

Stinkhorn Mushrooms Are Colorful Fungi

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Valentine’s Day is just a few days away and this month’s theme is evidenced by the color red. Red hearts, bows, roses (imported this time of year from South America) and… Read More

Pines Are Common And Often Overlooked

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The recent extreme foul weather has many residents of Wakulla County concerned about the safety of their trees. While it is almost inconceivable to imagine the area without these important plants,… Read More

Onions: A Hardy Crop That Stands Up To North Florida Winters

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The arrival earlier this week of frigid winter weather in Wakulla County by way of 2017’s first polar express has changed the gardening landscape. Only the hardiest vegetables have survived,… Read More