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‘Snake Spit’ Is Actually From Spittlebugs

Natural Wakulla by Les Harrison Snakes have come down through history with a generally bad reputation. They collectively have been accused, and occasionally guilty, of a plethora of crimes and misdeeds To start off, there was that issue… Read More

Tobacco Hornedworms Become Hummingbird Moths

Hummingbird Moth

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Initial impressions can sometimes be deceiving. At any point in time the subject of examination may be in a temporary transitory state which soon passes into a condition more representative of… Read More

Robber Flies And Soldier Flies Are Common

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The summer of 2017 has been a good season for the insect population. There has been plenty to eat and Wakulla County has provided an exceptionally hospitable environment for these six… Read More

Ant-lions Create Sand Traps To Catch Prey

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director With the warm weather and ample rain, the lawns of Wakulla County are green and growing. The difficulty is finding a sunny afternoon to mow what quickly can turn into a… Read More

Rains Feed Lush Growth Which Feeds Caterpillars

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director “The quality of mercy is not strained, it droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven,” so wrote the Bard of Avon, William Shakespeare in his classic play the Merchant of Venice…. Read More

Ambrosia Beetles Can Attack Healthy Trees

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Benjamin Franklin, one of America’s founding fathers and an all-around intelligent person, observed in Poor Richard’s Almanac “a little leak will sink a great ship”. What he was attempting to say… Read More

Mosquitofish Are Relentless Hunters Of Mosquito Larvae

   By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The consistent and ample rains of late over Florida’s panhandle assure enough moisture is available for home gardens and landscapes as well as agricultural production. It has also minimized, if… Read More

Caterpillars Are Out, And Some Can Sting

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The summer of 2017 is having a good start for Wakulla County’s residents. There has been plenty of rain to support the growth plants and shrubs, but the weeds and insects… Read More

Preparing To Become Butterflies, Moths

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The bright colors of spring’s blooms have settled into the comfortable shades of early summer. While spring’s brilliance stands in stark contrast to winter’s muted tones, summer has as an… Read More

Assassin Bugs Have Despicable Reputation For Bloodsucking

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Contemporary Hollywood has glorified some of the horrific aspects to organized crime. The cinematic tales generally balance the personality facets of these dubious characters so there is some sympathetic sides to… Read More