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Better with Butterflies: Pipevine Swallowtail

May 9, 2022

Welcome back to our monthly blog in which we discuss a few interesting facts about butterflies in general and a specific type of butterfly, focusing this month on the pipevine swallowtail. This month I want to talk about how to distinguish ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Pests & Disease
Tags: Butterflies, Butterfly, Butterfly Garden, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Landscaping, Moth, Swallowtail

Planting for Pollinators Part I: The Dilemma

October 2, 2017

If I were to ask you to list some pollinators that visit your gardens, butterflies and honey bees may come to your mind. But take a closer look! Do you see a shiny little green sweat bee flying from flower to flower? Or possibly a hummingbird, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Bats, Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Endangered, FFL, Florida Friendly, Garden, Hummingbird, Landscaping, Moth, Planting, Pollinators, Wasp

Io Caterpillars

September 8, 2015

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" is a well-known phrase, commonly associated with physical attractiveness. In the case of Io moths, beauty is in the beholder of the eyes. ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Animal, Bug, Butterfly, Caterpillar, Environment, Extension, Florida, Garden, General Information, Grow, Growing, Insect, Io, Les Harrison, Master Gardener, Moth, Native, Natural Resources, Natural Wakulla, Nature, Pest, Pest Management, Plant, Plants, Trees, UF-IFAS, Vegetables, Wakulla, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension

What’s Eating My Lawn?

September 9, 2014

What’s eating my lawn? Does your grass look ragged in areas, as if someone randomly used a weed-eater here and there? Are you noticing brown patches that have a closely clipped appearance compared to other areas of your lawn? Your turf may ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture
Tags: Caterpillar, General Gardening, Insects, Integrated Pest Management, Lawn, Moth, Panhandle Gardening, Pests, Sod, St. Augustinegrass, Summer 2014, Turf, Webworm

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