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Category: Natural Resources

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… 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 —… Read More

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… 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… Read More

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,… 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… 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… 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… Read More