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Florida Is So Nice Everything Wants To Live Here, Including Non-Native Animals And Plants!


May 15, 2020

“Invasions of exotic species cost Floridians over $500 million per year” -Ivegot1.org. May 16th-23rd is Florida Invasive Species Awareness Week and there will be plenty of educational resources to check out during this time to expand your ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Anole, Brazilian Pepper, Cane Toad, Collier County, Control, Critter Corner, FISAW, FLinvasives, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Invasive Species, Lionfish, Plants, Poisonous, SW FL, Venomous
Carolina Jasmine

Q: What are the vines with bright yellow flowers I see blooming now?


June 14, 2017

A: The vine you are describing is most likely Carolina jasmine, Gelsemium sempervirens, and also called Yellow jessamine or Carolina jessamine. This vine is found in forest or natural areas in open woods and thickets. Carolina jasmine is native ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Carolina Jasmine, Carolina Jessamine, Gelsemium Sempervirens, Poisonous, Vine, Yellow Jessamine

Free Mushroom Class!


August 19, 2015

All sorts of mushrooms are growing during this wet, warm summer. Learn about the varieties growing in local landscapes, and which ones to avoid. The UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Office will be holding a basic mushroom program on Thursday, ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Community, Edible, Environment, Extension, Florida, Food, Free, Fun, Fungi, Fungus, Garden, General Information, Grow, Growing, Horticulture, Identification, Les Harrison, Master Gardener, Mushroom, Natural Resources, Natural Wakulla, Plant, Plants, Poisonous, UF-IFAS, Wakulla, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension

Scorpions!


July 22, 2015

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Florida is host to many unique animal species, some of which are less than pleasant. The latter variety are mostly insects: fire ants, mosquitoes, love bugs and gnats, all of which ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Big Bend Bugs!, Bug, Environment, Florida, General Information, Identification, Insect, Les Harrison, Natural Resources, Natural Wakulla, Poisonous, Scorpions, Sting, Stinger, UF-IFAS, Venemous, Wakulla, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension

Poison Ivy and Poison Oak


May 18, 2015

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Despite the heat and bugs, nothing beats spending time outside with family. Make sure children understand the plants to stay away from when they are out picking the abundant wildflowers ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Environment, Florida, Garden, General Information, Growing, Landscape, Lawn & Garden, Les Harrison, Master Gardener, Natural Resources, Natural Wakulla, Pest, Plants, Poison, Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Poisonous, Trees, Vine, Wakulla, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension

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