Recap of January First Friday with Florida First Detector
In January, we talked all about stink bugs and other hemipteran insects. We focused on invasive insects in the subfamily Heteroptera. The subfamily Heteroptera includes not just ... READ MORE
Recommendations for your Florida apiary in January 2023:
This beekeeping calendar is a tool for all beekeepers in Florida, small scale to commercial operations. This calendar is meant to be a reference point for beekeeping management ... READ MORE
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Bats in your belfry
by David Austin
Residential Horticulture Agent and
Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator
Bats are known for their scary Halloween personas. That is if bats can have personas. Nevertheless, ... READ MORE
Trick or treat, and take your pick: a chocolate-covered cricket or a waxworm caterpillar?
Even though Halloween is a time to eat candy, it’s also an opportunity to try creepy crawlers like crickets, grasshoppers and mealworms.
Rebecca ... READ MORE
Have you noticed small mounds of dirt forming in your garden or landscape recently or flying insects hovering just above the ground especially near flowering plants? If so, this time of year (September) is when we see these ground-nesting ... READ MORE
Do you enjoy a hot cup of coffee in the morning? Or a perfectly ripe watermelon for dessert? Perhaps a tasty blueberry, strawberry, and banana smoothie? If so, then thank a pollinator.
Pollinators play a vital role in supporting commercial ... READ MORE
Have you ever wondered where the saying, “busy like a bee” comes from? Well, it comes from the worker honey bee - known to be the most active bee of their species, Apis millifera, as they are faced with many different tasks and duties throughout ... READ MORE
The European honey bee
The European honey bee has been in the United States for a long time. Brought here in the early 1600s by, you guessed it, Europeans. The Honey bee may as well be considered native since they've been here as long ... READ MORE
Let's all WELCOME our new Wakulla County
Extension Agriculture, Horticulture Agent Khadejah Scott!
MEET OUR NEW VALUABLE TEAM MEMBER
The UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Office team are all excited to announce our much-requested ... READ MORE