Tag: Natural Resources

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

The Banded Water Snake: Often Confused With The Cottonmouth Water Moccasin

    By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Appearances, as the old saying goes, can be deceiving. If the owner of a certain look has the guise of something beneficial or someone famous, then the deception can… Read More

Trap Cropping: Another Effective Way To Control Insects

    Gohar Umar Extension Agent FAMU Nature has a way of making life as easy as possible, but it will not happen fast so planning is critical to success. One means is by putting some plants (trap… Read More

Saw Palmetto Is Native To Florida

    By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The visage of the palm fronds congers images of balmy tropics and sunny beaches, which is quite attractive given the recent subfreezing temperatures. The thatched roofs of seaside cabanas… Read More

Wicked Weeds: A Tangled Tale Of Thorny Smilax

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Certainly, Sleeping Beauty’s narcoleptic respite was secured by this plant. It is the very image of a noxious bramble which could be conjured up by an imaginative and resolute wicked… Read More

CHILLY WINTER IS PRIME TIME TO CONSIDER SPRING GARDEN

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The arrival of chilly temperatures have, no doubt, proven the winter of 2016/17 is in progress. The cold days and freezing nights have taken a toll on power bills, auto… Read More

‘GONE TO SEED’ ISN’T A BAD THING IN TREES, PLANTS

    By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director “Gone to seed” it is a distinctly American agricultural saying, usually with very negative connotations when applied to people, places and things.  The implication is the subject of the… Read More

LEGUMES TAKE THE TEMPERATURE SWINGS IN STRIDE

    By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The roller coaster nature of recent temperatures has been blamed on a variety of problems, primarily respiratory ills. The temperature was up, then down, then up and down again…. Read More