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Category: Natural Resources

Spiderwort and Rustweed Plants are Sprouting and Producing Blooms

Color Hiding in Your Landscape With Spring 2018 barely out of the starting gate, all kinds of plants are sprouting and producing blooms. This week’s last gasp of winter temperatures slowed the progress, but only slightly. Much like… Read More

Coral Ardisia: A Pretty Problem (Video)

In this Wakulla County Extension video classic, I discuss the invasive plant species Coral Ardisia and how it was introduced to Florida and Wakulla County. For more information contact Les at 850-926-3931.

Sweat Bees Are Pollinators With Panache

Nectar is a major source for the mature insects.

Higher Temperatures Have Reactivated The Insect Population Recent frigid temperatures aside, spring 2018 officially starts in less than a week. While it is not the coldest approach to the spring equinox, it is certainly in the top five… Read More

Red Bay Ambrosia Beetles A Problem For Several Tree Species

Ambrosia Beetles have left fungus on this trunk

Natural Wakulla by Les Harrison Spring 2018, it appears from all the weather signs, has sprung. After last year’s late frost sneak attack there is lingering concern that a destructive weather event will reoccur, but with each passing… Read More

Open House and Master Gardener Plant Sale

The UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension is proud to host the Open House and Master Gardner Plant sale on April 7th at our 84 Cedar Avenue office in Crawfordville. Open House Message from Les Harrison http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/wakullaco/files/2018/04/Les%20Harrison%20PSA%20April%202018%20on%20Wave%2094%20(1).mp3 Have Questions? Please… Read More

Pokeweed, Used In ‘Polk Salad,’ Is Poisonous

Common Pokeweed Common pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) is a perennial weed native of North American. It is frequently found in pastures, as well as fence-rows, row crop fields, and wooded areas. All parts of the plant contain saponins, oxalates,… Read More

The Friendly Snake

Natural Wakulla by Les Harrison The warmer weather’s return has many residents of Wakulla County believing the winter of 2017/18 is done, and it might be.  The nightly ruckus of toads and frogs staking out their territory becomes… Read More

Caught Redheaded! Woodpeckers Dine and Dash

Pileated Woodpecker

by Les Harrison A clue, by inference, directs the viewer to a conclusion. The deduction which is based on the exhibited evidence may provide some insight into an activity occurring at some point in the past. No matter… Read More

Bald Eagles In Coastal Areas Live Mainly On Fish

Natural Wakulla by Les Harrison Having a distinctive and easily identifiable physical feature can quickly prove to be a beneficial resource.  This visible trait makes it easy for the viewer who encounters the notable personality to instantly recognize… Read More

Alligators Love Wakulla County

By Les Harrison Even without Hurricane Irma, 2017 in Wakulla County had ample rain. Along with being a benefit to farmers and homeowners, the rains replenished the rivers, ponds and swamps. No doubt the frogs were happy, or… Read More