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Category: Natural Resources

Mimosas Are A Beauty And The Beast Combo

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director It is easy to notice the display of bright pink puffs erupting on low-growing trees along Wakulla County’s roadside. A closer look will reveal the attractive ferny foliage and delicately beautiful… Read More

Woods Roach, Or Palmetto Bug, Is Native To Wakulla

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director There are some creatures which are chronically held in low regard by the public at large. These are the Rodney Dangerfields of nature which get no respect. Sometimes it a long… Read More

Stinkbug Is An Accurate Description Of This Insect

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Office Sometimes a name may actually describe the dominant characteristic of its owner. In this day of marketing exaggerations, and occasionally outright misrepresentations, the experience can be quite refreshing. For example, it… Read More

Oak Galls Are Integral Part of Gall Wasp Life Cycle

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Service Sometimes a disguise is the best option for survival. This ruse can be used to blend in or to appear to be something not worth the trouble of encountering. Mimicry is… Read More

Two Different Sages Grow In Wakulla County

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director History is replete with stories of sages. These individuals have attained wisdom far beyond the level of the common man or woman. As such, these special people are able to see… Read More

Flowering Trees Are Blooming All Over Wakulla

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The ample rainfall earlier this week has accelerated the return of greenery to Wakulla County. The many hours of slow, steady drizzle was punctuated by the occasional down pour. The… Read More

Spring Is Here – Bad News For Cool Season Plants

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Spring 2016’s official start came earlier this week. The yo-yo thermometer readings will soon give way to consistently warm weather, and hopefully, ample and consistent rain showers. The old saying “April… Read More

Learn About Monarchs and Milkweed at the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Service Open House and Wakulla Master Gardener Plant sale

This week’s showers are stimulating all kinds of plant growth and development. Some are producing showy, bright blooms now while others will be blooming later. Some of these plants are critically important to specific insects. Without the host… Read More

Horseshoe Crabs Are Living Fossils

By Les Harrison The pace of 21st Century life continues to accelerate unabated. There seem to be an unending stream of new, improved, and enhanced products and services at every sunrise. The stress and expense it takes on… Read More