Category: Natural Resources

2018 Peanut Butter Challenge

Peanut Butter

UF/IFAS IFAS Communications 2343 Mowry Road, Bldg. 69 PO Box 110810 Gainesville, FL 32611-0810 352-392-2411 – 352-392-7902 Fax NEWS RELEASE Feed the hungry and meet a challenge; donate peanut butter to UF/IFAS Extension   September 6, 2018  … Read More

Cattails are common in Wakulla marshes

Cattails

By Les Harrison Swaying Cattails Cats are common in Florida.  The domestic version of this multi-color and variable size species is a popular choice as a low maintenance pet. A native aquatic plant curiously named for the feline’s… Read More

Barn Bugs

destructive barn bugs

By: Les Harrison Destructive Barn Bugs By August’s languid days, farmers and farm workers in north Florida have done battle with an almost endless array of destructive barn bugs in fields and pastures. Thrips, aphids, mites, nematodes and… Read More

Sassafras Was Once The Base For Root Beer

Sassafras-base-root-beer

By, Les Harrison Sassafras Albidum Sassafras albidum is a deciduous native with a long history of multiple uses in panhandle Florida and far beyond.  Leaves of this tree have turned up in the fossil record from eons ago…. Read More

Mosquitoes Call Florida Home

Mosquitoes thrive by, Les Harrison

By, Les Harrison Mosquitoes Thrive The good news is the rains have been consistent during the summer of 2018.  There is plenty of water for north Florida’s lawns, gardens, ponds, swamps and the aquifer. Citizens who are dependent… Read More

Thread-Waisted Wasp

Thread-Waisted Wasp

  Saints and Sinners The generalized reputation of any group is always suspect because the actions of a few members can tint or taint the collective perception of all members.  Any assemblage has its saints and sinners, but… Read More

The Rosy Wolf Snail Is Fast For A Snail

Florida’s Largest Predatory Air-Breathing Land Snail The pace of life typically slows in July. For the youth, the exhilaration of freedom from the daily schooling grind has passed into a leisure lull which requires forethought only about the… Read More

Enjoy the Water Safely This Summer

dock in a pond

During the hot summer months, many people flock to the water for a little fun in the sun. Fortunately for us, Wakulla County is blessed with an abundance of water bodies which are popular recreation sites. However, the… Read More

WORKSHOP: Shellfish Harvester Educational Training Requirement

Training Requirement

Getting Your Landscape Ready for Hurricane Season

Hurricane Season

The Getting Your Landscape Ready for Hurricane Season Program The Getting Your Landscape Ready for Hurricane Season program will be held at the UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County Office on June 2, 2018, starting at 9:00 a.m. This informational… Read More