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Category: Natural Resources

White-Tailed Deer are a Pest and Source of Meat

Perceptions of reality are always based on a point-of-view. Change the perspective and the object’s features, benefits and negative traits are all altered.  This is especially true with one of Wakulla County’s most easily identified wild creatures, the… Read More

Cousins of the Common House Fly Aren’t So Bad

The housefly, Musca domestica, is the most common domestic fly in Wakulla County and just about everywhere else on the planet. It accounts for about 90 percent of all flies in areas of human habitations. It has the… Read More

Bald Eagle is a Symbol of Strength and Nobility

Nobility is an ancient notion which harkens back to the earliest human records.  Succinctly put, an individual or group is considered superior because of one or more loftier qualities which place them at the top of the food… Read More

Brown Pelicans are Common in Wakulla County

Having a big mouth can cause the owner no end of grief and problems.  This special trait has a distinct capacity for certain performance expectations in the minds of those in close proximity. Even in hushed silence and… Read More

Florida Panthers are Said to Roam North Florida

by Les Harrison November’s frosty nights stand in stark contrast to the warmer eves of a few weeks back.  The raucous chirp of crickets has been replaced with a deafening silence, interrupted occasionally with the call of a… Read More

Begger’s Lice and Other Hitchhiking Weeds

Hitchhiking was once a common means of low cost transportation.  A person would walk to the nearest road and hold out their left fist with the thumb pointed up while attempting to make eye contact with drivers. In… Read More

There are 11 Species of Bats in Wakulla County

They are the perfect icon for Halloween.  On the edge between reality and legend, these carnivores silently flutter in the darkness. Today there are over 1,200 bat species worldwide which are living in a variety of climates and… Read More

Delta Flower Scarab Beetles is Good at Disguises

Halloween is less than two weeks away and the preparations are ongoing for this annual event.  Soon throngs of children dressed as a mob of super hero, princesses, and nightmare creatures will be ringing doorbells all over Wakulla… Read More

Squirrels Bring New Challenges

The weather signs indicate autumn is in the air as well as being on the calendar.  The mornings have cooled noticeably even though there are still some warm days to come. The plants, animals and bugs know it,… Read More

The Green Scene “October 2013”

Shelley Swenson Wakulla County, UF/IFAS FCS Agent III  What is Certified Coffee? Recently I received information from two UF/IFAS Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Specialists who helped me clarify some of the information that is currently available about the… Read More