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Category: Natural Resources

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

‘Snake Spit’ Is Actually From Spittlebugs

Natural Wakulla by Les Harrison Snakes have come down through history with a generally bad reputation. They collectively have been accused, and occasionally guilty, of a plethora of crimes and misdeeds To start off, there was that issue… Read More

Tobacco Hornedworms Become Hummingbird Moths

Hummingbird Moth

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Initial impressions can sometimes be deceiving. At any point in time the subject of examination may be in a temporary transitory state which soon passes into a condition more representative of… Read More

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