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Category: Natural Resources

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… Read More

The equinox is upon us, bringing changes

The autumn equinox is Sunday, September 21, 2013. It is the official beginning of fall as the sun continues its daily retreat into the southern sky and the northern hemisphere repeats its regular annual tilt… Read More

Skinks Prey on Insects

There are some inevitable facts associated with living in Wakulla County and, for that matter, north Florida.  For natives and long-time residents these facts seem obvious. For more recent transplants there is an epiphany when… Read More

Patridge Peas are Blooming, a Sign of Summer’s End

This week’s pleasant and noticeably cooler morning are the first official notice summer 2013 days are coming to a close.  There are still hot humid days left in the year, but there number is dwindling… Read More

Dung Beetles Make Use of Animal Droppings

One person’s trash is another person’s treasure, or so the old saying goes.  This is the rationalization used to justify frequent visits to the flea market or garage sales early Saturday morning. There are some… Read More

Lichens are Algae and Fungi Working Together

A close working relationship is a great experience.  It encourages and allows for the accomplishment of deeds beyond the abilities of a single individual. Whether called teamwork, unit integrity or a symbiotic relationship, the accomplishments… Read More

We Have Three Types of Hummingbirds in Wakulla

  Contemporary life has a frenetic pace. Deeds, task, and jobs all pile in at a feverish and accelerating frequency. Even the laconic late summer days no longer allow for the reduction of this manic… Read More