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2013 Saw Heavy Insect Activity

Santa is back at the North Pole and will not return until next December. The confetti and party hats are all used up and the reality has set in that January 2014 is here. What… Read More

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… 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…. 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… 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… 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… 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… Read More