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Category: Natural Resources

Big Bend Bugs! – Lovebugs

They have been the subject of countless irritated conversations, undeleted expletives, and even a conspiracy theory involving a maniacal university researcher’s desire to unleash an insect plague on Florida’s burgeoning vehicle population.  The Lovebug, Plecia… Read More

Big Bend Bugs! – Cicadae

Cicadas (of Florida) Neocicada hieroglyphica (Say), Tibicen, Diceroprocta and Melampsalta spp. (Insecta: Hemiptera: Cicadidae) In Florida, cicadas are best known for their loud calls heard during the day, usually issuing from trees. Their cast nymphal skeletons… Read More

Wildflowers: Nature At Its Most Beautiful

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The thought of wildflowers tends to generate images of serene rural settings and the flawless appearance of nature at its most beautiful.  A spray of colors dances through… Read More

Mushrooms In The Landscape

Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Most homeowners and landscape managers consider mushrooms a blemish on the otherwise perfect and highly manicured lawn.  Making them disappear as fast as the seemingly appeared is the only supernatural… Read More

Fairy Shrimp Make Rare Appearance in Wakulla County

By: Les Harrison, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Tropical Storm Debby brought much needed rain to Wakulla County and the Big Bend region.  Many, but not all, pastures, paddocks and hayfields have absorbed the moisture…. Read More