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Azaleas and bee

Wild Azaleas Are Here To Stay


March 28, 2018

by Les Harrison There is something to be said about being a longtime resident. While it does limit ones outlook from a global perspective, it promotes focus on perfecting applicable traits which are close to home. The unique, and very pleasant, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Azaleas, Landscape, Les Harrison, North Florida, Spring, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife

Spiderwort and Rustweed Plants are Sprouting and Producing Blooms


March 22, 2018

Color Hiding in Your Landscape With Spring 2018 barely out of the starting gate, all kinds of plants are sprouting and producing blooms. This week’s last gasp of winter temperatures slowed the progress, but only slightly. Much like the ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Agriculture, Educational, Environment, Extension, Florida, General Information, Landscape, Natural Resources, Natural Wakulla, Plants, UF/IFAS, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension

Coral Ardisia: A Pretty Problem (Video)


March 20, 2018

In this Wakulla County Extension video classic, I discuss the invasive plant species Coral Ardisia and how it was introduced to Florida and Wakulla County. https://youtu.be/l_qWfxJ9eAk For more information contact Les at 850-926-3931. READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources,
Tags: Coral Ardisia, Invasive Species, Les Harrison, Red Berries, UF/IFAS, Video, Wakulla County
Nectar is a major source for the mature insects.

Sweat Bees Are Pollinators With Panache


March 15, 2018

Higher Temperatures Have Reactivated The Insect Population Recent frigid temperatures aside, spring 2018 officially starts in less than a week. While it is not the coldest approach to the spring equinox, it is certainly in the top five in recent ... READ MORE

Category: Lawn, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Bugs, Florida Panhandle, Insects, Les Harrison, North Florida, Pollinator, Spring Time, Sweat Bees, UF/IFAS, Wakulla, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension
Ambrosia Beetles have left fungus on this trunk

Red Bay Ambrosia Beetles A Problem For Several Tree Species


March 8, 2018

Natural Wakulla by Les Harrison Spring 2018, it appears from all the weather signs, has sprung. After last year’s late frost sneak attack there is lingering concern that a destructive weather event will reoccur, but with each passing day ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Ambrosia Beetles, Fungi, Invasive Species, Les Harrison, Red Bay Tree, UF/IFAS, Wakulla Extension

Open House and Master Gardener Plant Sale


March 5, 2018

The UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension is proud to host the Open House and Master Gardner Plant sale on April 7th at our 84 Cedar Avenue office in Crawfordville. Open House Message from Les Harrison https://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/wakullaco/files/2018/04/Les%20Harrison%20PSA%20April%202018%20on%20Wave%2094%20(1).mp3 Have ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 2018, April 7th, Les Harrison, Master Gardner, Open House, Plant Sale, UF/IFAS Extension, Wakulla County Extension

Pokeweed, Used In ‘Polk Salad,’ Is Poisonous


March 2, 2018

Common Pokeweed Common pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) is a perennial weed native of North American. It is frequently found in pastures, as well as fence-rows, row crop fields, and wooded areas. All parts of the plant contain saponins, oxalates, ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Garden, Growing, Natural Resources, Nutrition, Plants, UF/IFAS, Wakulla, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension

The Friendly Snake


February 22, 2018

Natural Wakulla by Les Harrison The warmer weather’s return has many residents of Wakulla County believing the winter of 2017/18 is done, and it might be. The nightly ruckus of toads and frogs staking out their territory becomes louder each ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Coral Snake, Les Harrison, Natural Wakulla, Red Touches Black, Red Touches Yellow, Scarlet King, Snakes, UF/IFAS Extension, Wakulla County, Wakulla Extension
Pileated Woodpecker

Caught Redheaded! Woodpeckers Dine and Dash


February 15, 2018

by Les Harrison A clue, by inference, directs the viewer to a conclusion. The deduction which is based on the exhibited evidence may provide some insight into an activity occurring at some point in the past. No matter how good the data, ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Clues, Home Protection, Les Harrison, Natural Wakulla, UF/IFAS Extension, Wakulla Extension, Woodpecker

Bald Eagles In Coastal Areas Live Mainly On Fish


February 2, 2018

Natural Wakulla by Les Harrison Having a distinctive and easily identifiable physical feature can quickly prove to be a beneficial resource. This visible trait makes it easy for the viewer who encounters the notable personality to instantly ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Forests, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Bald Eagles, Coastal Wildlife, Les Harrison, Natural Resources, Natural Wakulla, Wakulla County, Wakulla Extension, Wildlife

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