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Big Bend Bugs! – Hickory Horned Devil


January 17, 2012

Hickory Horned Devil (larva), Regal Moth or Royal Walnut Moth,Citheronia regalis (Fabricius) (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Saturniidae: Citheroniinae) The imposing larva, known as the hickory horned devil, is most often observed when it is full grown ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Big Bend Bugs!, Bug Identification, Bugs, Caterpillars, Environment, Hickory Horned Devil, Landscape, Les Harrison, Natural Wakulla, Nature, Wakulla, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County Extension

Arbor Day 2012


January 1, 2012

Free Trees at Arbor Day Festival Join Wakulla County Extension as we celebrate Arbor Day. January 21st will find the 8thannual Crawfordville Arbor Day celebration – and tree giveaway – at Hudson Park. Starting at 10am on Saturday, more ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources
Tags: 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture, Arbor Day, Environment, Environmentally Friendly, Event, Families & Consumers, Free, Garden, General Information, Growing, Lawn & Garden, Master Gardener, Park, Sustai, Sustainable Living, Trees, Wakulla, Wakulla Agriculture

Statistical models inspired from Facebook could help endangered animals, UF researchers say


November 15, 2011

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Some endangered animals may live in smaller habitats than scientists realize, leading to inflated estimates of their ability to survive, according to a new University ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Invasive Species, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Cactus Bug, Everglades, Facebook, IFAS, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences, Robert Fletcher, Snail Kite, Social Network, University Of Florida, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation

The Green Scene “November”


November 9, 2011

Being Green: The Conservation House At the recent Mighty Mullet Festival, Sustainable Big Bend volunteers and I provided an educational booth featuring simple changes that can be easily made in your home to save energy. It was a great booth ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources
Tags: Community, Conservation, Disasters, Energy Conservation, Environment, Families & Consumers, Family, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, FYCS, Green Living, Saving Energy, Shelley Swenson, Sustainability Community, Sustainable Big Bend, Sustainable Living, The Green Scene, Wakulla, Wakulla County Extension

New IFAS study shows corn plants help control major mite pest


November 1, 2011

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Add one more entry to corn’s list of abilities: helping to biologically control pests. Already a source of food and biofuel, University of Florida researchers ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Biocontrol, Corn, Entomology And Nematology, Gall Midge, IFAS, Lance Osborne, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Twospotted Spider Mite, UF

The Green Scene “October”


October 10, 2011

Recycling in the Garden Extension Agents often share ideas with each other which can be utilized both on the job and personally. I remember an Escambia Family and Consumer Sciences Agent telling me about a border in their office gardens that ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources
Tags: Community, Conservation, Environment, Families & Consumers, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, FYCS, Green Living, Recycling, Shelley Swenson, Sustainability Community, Sustainable Big Bend, Sustainable Living, The Green Scene, Wakulla, Wakulla County Extension

UF technique to help pine forests adapt to climate change, bioenergy use


October 6, 2011

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A breakthrough in pine tree breeding will lead to forests better adapted to climate change and bioenergy use, University of Florida researchers report. The improved ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Breeding, Gary Peter, Genetics, Matias Kirst, Pine, University Of Florida

The Green Scene “September”


September 7, 2011

Recycling: Because it is the Right Thing to Do? I can’t think of many issues that have been more controversial in our county this year than county-wide trash and recycling. I certainly don’t have many answers but I wanted to take this ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources
Tags: Community, Conservation, Environment, Families & Consumers, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, FYCS, Green Living, Recycling, Shelley Swenson, Sustainability Community, Sustainable Big Bend, Sustainable Living, The Green Scene, Wakulla, Wakulla County Extension

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