Category: Natural Resources

Railroad Vine Is Established On Tropical Beaches

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Until relatively recently, traveling any distance was an arduous and difficult process. The problems compounded if there was a large baggage load. Initially, there were two obvious options. A cart or… Read More

It’s Late Summer And The Wildlife Knows It

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Ever since June 21 this summer, the days have been getting gradually shorter. In about two weeks on September 22 the autumnal equinox will occur and the days will be shorter… Read More

Not Clear Where Names Like Doveweed Come From

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Even today, there are mysteries and riddles which defy understanding. One of those endless enigmas is the common names of objects or tangible things, especially some plant species. Many plants have… Read More

Snowy Egrets Hunt In The Sand And Mud

By Les Harrison The dog days of August are resting heavily upon Wakulla County. It is a daily contest between the thermometer and humidity to see which can generate the highest readings to compound the heat index’s effects…. Read More

Lichens Are A Symbiotic Mix Of Fungi And Algae

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Symptoms are usually the first clue that something is wrong. It can be a fever, a cough, fatigue or a number of other indicators in people, pets or livestock. The severity… Read More

Robber Flies And Soldier Flies Are Common

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The summer of 2017 has been a good season for the insect population. There has been plenty to eat and Wakulla County has provided an exceptionally hospitable environment for these six… Read More

Enjoy The Sun Safely This Year

      Samantha Kennedy UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County An abundance of sunshine is one of the many reasons why so many people love Florida.  In fact, it is why we are known as “The Sunshine State.”  However,… Read More

Milkweed Is The Only Food For Monarch Larva

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Monarch butterflies, Danaus plexippus, are likely the best known butterflies on the planet because of their remarkable and much publicized ability to migrate thousands of miles across international borders and then… Read More

Spanish Needles Is A Common Hitchhiker

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director One of the great mysteries of life, at least to homeowners attempting to have the perfect landscape, is how weeds suddenly appear in the most unexpected place, in other words there… Read More

Wakulla’s Owls Are Boisterous After Sundown

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Summer’s warm nights in Wakulla County are raucous and noisy, especially in the untamed forested expanses.  The decibel level reaches well above 100 as the residents engage in conversations and social… Read More