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Category: Natural Resources

100 Ways To Conserve: Tip 14

Provided through Shelley Swenson Wakulla County Extension FCS/EFNEP Agent Tip # 14 Spreading a layer of organic mulch around plants retains moisture and saves water, time and money.       Source — http://wateruseitwisely.com/100-ways-to-conserve

The Green Scene “February”

The Conservation Balancing Act “In the Laundry” How many of you remember using a wringer washer or a scrub board to wash clothes?  Do you remember the saying “Man may work from sun to sun, but woman’s work… Read More

100 Ways to Conserve: Tip 13

Provided through Shelley Swenson Wakulla County Extension FCS/EFNEP Agent Tip # 13 Wash your fruits and vegetables in a pan of water instead of running water from the tap.       Source — http://wateruseitwisely.com/100-ways-to-conserve

Hickory Horned Devil

The hickory horned devil is among the largest of our native saturniid caterpillars. It is 12.5 to 14 cm in length – about the size of a hot dog. The caterpillars vary slightly in color, but are commonly blue-green…. Read More

Regal Moth

Hickory horned devils become beautiful regal moths! The regal moth has a wingspan of 9.5 to 15.5 cm. Females are larger than males. The forewings are gray to gray-green with orange veins and a row of seven to… Read More

Luna Moth Caterpillar

These bright green full-grown caterpillars are 55 to 70 mm in length. There is a yellowish-white sub-spiracle line on abdominal segments one through seven and posterior yellow lines extending across the dorsum of segments one through seven to… Read More

Yellowstriped Oakworm

The first stage caterpillars are yellow with a black head and two prominent horns rising from the second thoracic segment. The second stage caterpillars retain the yellow to yellow-green color and are slightly larger. During the third and… Read More

Azalea Caterpillar

Young caterpillars feed in a cluster side by side unless disturbed. These first instar caterpillars are approximately 3/8 inch long after feeding for eight to ten hours. They remain gregarious and soon devour the entire leaf.   As… Read More

Forest Tent Caterpillar

Larvae have a dark-gray to brownish-black background body color, highlighted by broad, pale- blue lines and thin, broken yellow lines extending along each side. On the dorsum of each abdominal segment is a distinct, whitish keyhole or shoeprint-shaped… Read More

Tomato Hornworm Caterpillar

The Tomato Hornworm larva is cylindrical in form, and bears five pairs of prolegs in addition to three pairs of thoracic legs. The most striking feature of the larva is a thick pointed structure or “horn,” located dorsally… Read More