Category: Natural Resources

Spring is here!

Recent cold weather notwithstanding, spring is almost here.  The spring equinox is March 20th, and on that date the day and night will be the same length. Lexicographers, the people who study language, have concluded the term “spring”… Read More

Pollen

It is a bane and curse to hay-fever sufferers without regard to their station in life.  The agony plagues the victims night and day, at work and at rest, awake or asleep. The sensation created is reminiscent of… Read More

The Green Scene March 2013

Herb:  Do Yourself – a Flavor Workshop Planned  For the last of our cooking school series, an Herb Workshop will be offered on April 11th at 6 p.m. at the Extension Office.  Trevor Hylton, Wakulla/Leon FAMU Horticulture Agent… Read More

100 Ways To Conserve: Tip 16

Provided through Shelley Swenson Wakulla County Extension FCS/EFNEP Agent Tip # 16 If your shower fills a one-gallon bucket in less than 20 seconds, replace the showerhead with a water-efficient model.       Source — http://wateruseitwisely.com/100-ways-to-conserve

Broomsedge

The oft quoted adage “the best defense is a good offence” has been credited to a variety of political and military leaders, and football coaches.  Almost every leader, thinker and pontificator from Julius Cesar to Bobby Bowden has… Read More

The Kissing Bug

Family connections are curious. There are those which are reputedly good and those not so good. Every teenager has endured a warning about associating with someone from a bad family. The discussion usually includes a lot of justification… Read More

Bloodsucking Conenose (The Kissing Bug)

Family connections are curious. There are those which are reputedly good and those not so good. Every teenager has endured a warning about associating with someone from a bad family. The discussion usually includes a lot of justification on… Read More

100 Ways To Conserve: Tip 15

Provided through Shelley Swenson Wakulla County Extension FCS/EFNEP Agent Tip # 15 Use a broom instead of a hose to clean your driveway and sidewalk and save water every time.       Source — http://wateruseitwisely.com/100-ways-to-conserve

Pines

“To earth, and every common sight, to me did seem appareled in celestial light,” so wrote William Wordsworth, noted 19th century English romantic poet. Wordsworth began his life in scenic northwest England.  Benefiting from a privileged birth, he… Read More

Spiders

Spiders have long been credited with a high degree of malevolence.  Possessing eight legs, but completely silent and lurking in dark recesses has not helped with the public image challenge. Hollywood has played on the public’s revulsion of… Read More