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


September 10, 2013

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 as the hours of sunlight gradually shorten ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: August 2013, Clusters, Environment, Erosion Control, Extension, Habitat, Honeybees, Les Harrison, Natural Wakulla, Nature, Partridge Pea, The Wakulla News, Wakulla, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension, Wildflower

Dung Beetles Make Use of Animal Droppings


September 6, 2013

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 acquisitions which defy ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Beetles, Canthon Imitator, Dung Balls, Dung Beetles, Insects, Les Harrison, Natural Wakulla, Scarabaeinae, Wakulla, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County Extension, Waste

Lichens are Algae and Fungi Working Together


August 26, 2013

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

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Algae, Deer Moss, Environment, Fungi, Gardeners, Landscape, Lawn & Garden, Lichens, Natural Wakulla, Uncategorized, Wakulla, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County Extension

We Have Three Types of Hummingbirds in Wakulla


August 16, 2013

  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 rate of demands. The rapidity of ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Environment, Hummingbirds, Incubation, Les Harrison, Local, Natural Wakulla, Nest, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Species, Wakulla, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension

The Green Scene “August 2013”


August 5, 2013

Green Living Expo Re-Visited   Yes, the rumor that is circulating in the county is correct? The Green Living Expo will be held again. After a few years of not holding the event, a committee is forming to re-launch it in celebration of ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Community, Earth Day, Expo, Families & Consumers, Family Youth & Community Sciences, FYCS, Nutrition, Shelley Swenson, Sustainable Living, The Green Scene, Wakulla, Wakulla County Extension

Passionate About Passion Flowers


July 24, 2013

Passion is a curious concept. It combines intensity and desire, in its purest sense, to create an obsessive need. There is, figuratively and literally, a fine and not always obvious line between passion and irrationality. Poets throughout ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Butterfly, Environment, Flowers, Gulf Fritillary, Les Harrison, Maypop, Native, Natural Wakulla, Nature, Passion Flowers, Summer, Wakulla, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension

We Needed the Rain, but not the Mosquitoes


July 23, 2013

The good news is the rains have come. There is plenty of water for Wakulla County’s lawns, gardens, ponds, swamps and the aquifer. Citizens who are dependent upon a residential well are breathing a collective sigh of relief as the water ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Eggs, Environment, Extension, Florida, Les Harrison, Mosquito, Natural Wakulla, Rain, Repellants, Wakulla, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension

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