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Bald Eagle is a Symbol of Strength and Nobility

December 6, 2013

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 chain. These earliest ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Animals, Bald Eagle, Birds, Environment, Haliaeetus Leucocephalus, Les Harrison, Local, Native Plants, Natural Wakulla, Nobility, Strength, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County Extension

Brown Pelicans are Common in Wakulla County

November 25, 2013

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 frozen inactivity, the ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Bird, Brown Pelicans, Coastal Waters, Fish, Les Harrison, Local, Natural Wakulla, Nature, Pelicans, Wakulla, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County Extension

Florida Panthers are Said to Roam North Florida

November 15, 2013

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 barred owl or ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Carnivore, Cats, FL, Florida Panther, Les Harrison, Natural Wakulla, Panther, Wakulla, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County Extension, Wildlife

Begger’s Lice and Other Hitchhiking Weeds

November 1, 2013

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 a simpler time hitchhikers ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Natural Resources
Tags: Beggar's Lice, Bidens Alba, Hackelia, Les Harrison, Local, Natural Wakulla, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension, Weeds, Wildflowers

There are 11 Species of Bats in Wakulla County

October 25, 2013

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 settings. Wakulla ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Bats, Chiroptera, Les Harrison, Natural Wakulla, Rafinesque, Species, Wakulla, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County Extension

Delta Flower Scarab Beetles is Good at Disguises

October 21, 2013

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 County. The ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Beetles, Delta Flower Scarab Beetle, Goldenrods, Hornets, Insect, Les Harrison, Native, Natural Wakulla, Trigonopeltastes Delta, Wakulla, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County Extension

Squirrels Bring New Challenges

October 16, 2013

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, too. The oaks and hickories are ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Animals, Berries, Control, Environment, Extension, Landscape, Les Harrison, Natural Wakulla, Nature, Nuts, Seeds, Squirrels, Wakulla, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension

The Green Scene “October 2013”

October 9, 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 ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Coffee, Families & Consumers, Family Youth & Community Sciences, FYCS, Shelley Swenson, The Green Scene, Wakulla, Wakulla County Extension

As Enduring and Unyielding as Old Hickory

October 4, 2013

There is a lot to be gained from having a tough reputation. Only those with a stout disposition or lack of good sense will dare to make a challenge to the individual who hold this distinction. Unbending, rigid and durable are descriptors ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, Natural Resources
Tags: Hickory, Hickory Nut, Landscape, Les Harrison, Mockernut, Native, Natural Wakulla, Nature, Squirrel, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County Extension

The equinox is upon us, bringing changes

September 25, 2013

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 away from solar exposure. The ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Animals, Autumn, Birds, Dogwood, Environment, Equinox, Extension, Les Harrison, Longwing, Natural Wakulla, Persimmons, Plants, September, Stinkbug, The Wakulla News, Trees, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County Extension, Wasp

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