Category: Natural Resources

Native Red Cedar Is A Natural Insect Repellant

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Being repulsive is not normally an enviable quality.  All it guarantees is rejection, rebuff and isolation from any and all who would wander into close proximity. History and Hollywood are replete… Read More

Preparing To Become Butterflies, Moths

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The bright colors of spring’s blooms have settled into the comfortable shades of early summer. While spring’s brilliance stands in stark contrast to winter’s muted tones, summer has as an… Read More

Sassafras Trees Are Native To Wakulla County

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The upcoming hot holiday weekend bodes many outdoor events here in north Florida’s premier area for leisure activities. Of course with heat and activity comes thirst and the need for a… Read More

Mild Winter Means Lots Of Grasshoppers

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director It looks like 2017 will be one for the record books, at least in Wakulla County. A winter with relatively warm temperatures, albeit a late March frost, and many plants… Read More

Smilax Is A Vine That Can Be Difficult To Control

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Sometimes appearances really do represent the situation at hand. It can be good, or it can be bad. With spring 2017 literally covering Wakulla County, the observer must be focused… Read More

Purple Nutsedge Is An Invasive That Squeezes Out Native Grasses

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The return of consistent warm weather to Wakulla County has many residents thinking about the state of their lawns. Mowing, fertilizing, weeding and patching bald spots are now the focus of… Read More

Brown Pelicans Are A Common Sight

By Les Harrison Living in Wakulla County has a variety of exceptional benefits. The natural environment is a feature visitors travel great distances to experience and enjoy during their leisure periods. While some residents may take this advantage… Read More

Boating Safety Courses With The United States Coast Guard Auxillary Offered At The UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension

  If you are interested in an exciting, in-depth boating safety course, check out the in classroom (seminar) version of our popular online boating course. This beginner boating class will give you the knowledge needed to obtain a… Read More

Merganser Ducks Will Soon Be Flying North

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Air travel has its advantages, even today with all the hoops one must jump through to gain access to this mode of 21st century transportation. Given the distances to far flung… Read More

Caution: Poison Ivy And Poison Oak

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The spring-like temperatures and clear blue skies serve as a near irresistible enticement to enjoy Wakulla County’s natural environs. The springs, forest and coastline each have a unique charm and attraction… Read More