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Category: Natural Resources

Lantana, Mexican petunia are invasives

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Autumn, Natural Pallet of Shades and Hues Autumn is usually considered the season of colors in the natural parts of north Florida, and other locations in North America. This tonal attribute is commonly credited to the… Read More

Stickers and Thorns Are Hidden Surprises

Spur Feature, by Les Harrison

Dancing On Your Lawn The end of summer has many wishing to enjoy their lawns barefooted for merriment and dancing before the onset of the inevitable cooler weather. Even the ongoing hot weather can be… Read More

Natural Wakulla Fall Wildflower Festival and Plant Sale

Natural Wakulla Fall Wildflower Festival Plant Sale

By Les Harrison Natural Wakulla Fall Wildflower Festival and Plant Sale Saturday, September 22, 2018 9:00am – 1:00pm UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Office 84 Cedar Avenue Crawfordville, FL 32327   Les Harrison said, “Educational presentations… Read More

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… 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… 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,… Read More

Sassafras Was Once The Base For Root Beer

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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… 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… 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… Read More