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Category: Natural Resources

Smilax

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Perseverance is a respectable trait in any person. Unfortunately, it is less than pleasant when applied to a thorny vine, such as smilax. Its determined nature is why it thrives… Read More

Visit Our New Feature “Poultry Information: Feathered Facts”

Raising a small, backyard chicken flock has gained interest in recent years as many small-farm owners desire to produce their own high-quality food. In addition, having fresh eggs makes it even more desirable. Click here…..

Sweet Gum and Yaupon

Les Harrison is your local UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Yaupon and sweet gum have a history dating back before Seminoles roamed this region. Yaupon was used in ceremonies as a natural “cleanse,” resulting in settlers giving it the… Read More

Hairy Vetch

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director With a name like hairy vetch, it is hard to be appreciated. Though not native to Florida, this flowering legume is common in Wakulla County without being an invasive… Read More

Hairy Vetch

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Though its name is less than appealing, hairy vetch is a useful–if not beautiful–flowering legume, common to Wakulla County. Capable of surviving freezing temperatures, it proves itself worthy of… Read More

Get Your Free Tree at the Arbor Day Festival!

Starting at 10am this Saturday, the 11th annual Crawfordville Arbor Day festival — and tree giveaway —  will take place at Hudson Park!  There are hundreds of trees to choose from, including: redbud, tulip poplar, bald cypress, parsley… Read More

Wax Myrtle

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Wax Myrtles actively produce berries during the winter season when most plants lie dormant. This quality makes them a valuable resource for our wildlife here in Wakulla County. Read… Read More

Wildlife turn to wax myrtle berries in winter

  Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Winter is here in Wakulla County. While it is not as severe as upstate New York or Montana, there is a noticeable difference from six months ago. The… Read More