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Category: Natural Resources

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

Resource Stewardship Tips for 2012 Recreational Red Snapper Season

By Les Harrison, Wakulla County Extension Director and  L. Scott Jackson, Bay County Sea Grant Agent The 40-day 2012 Gulf of Mexico recreational Red Snapper season began June 1, and ends on July 1.  Fishermen are… Read More

Green Scene: FDA Continues to Study Bisphenol A

By Shelley  Swenson Family and Consumer Sciences/Expanded Food and Nutrition Program UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Several months ago I wrote an article about some of the safety concerns expressed by many on the use of Bisphenol… Read More

Is it time to ban the can? What is BPA?

By Shelley Swenson Family & Consumer Sciences Agent Is it time to Ban the Can? What is BPA and should I avoid it? Where is the research to support this concern?  Has it been suggested to you… Read More

Big Bend Bugs! – Hickory Horned Devil

Hickory Horned Devil (larva), Regal Moth or Royal Walnut Moth,Citheronia regalis (Fabricius) (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Saturniidae: Citheroniinae) The imposing larva, known as the hickory horned devil, is most often observed when it is full grown and comes down… Read More