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Alligators Love Wakulla County


October 19, 2017

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 at least satisfied, ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Extension, Farming, Florida, General Information, Lawn & Garden, Les Harrison, Master Gardener, Natural Resources, Natural Wakulla, UF/IFAS, Wakulla, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension

‘Snake Spit’ Is Actually From Spittlebugs


October 5, 2017

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

Category: Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Agriculture, Bugs, Education, Environment, Extension, Farming, Garden, Gardening, General Information, Grow, Growing, Horticulture, In The Garden Now, Insects, Landscape, Lawn & Garden, Les Harrison, Master Gardener, Natural Resources, Natural Wakulla, Pest, Pest Management, Plant, UF/IFAS, Wakulla, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension
Hummingbird Moth

Tobacco Hornedworms Become Hummingbird Moths


September 22, 2017

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Agriculture, Bugs, Community, Environment, Farming, Florida, Fun, Garden, General Information, Growing, Horticulture, Insects, Landscape, Lawn & Garden, Les Harrison, Master Gardener, Natural Resources, Natural Wakulla, Pest, Plant, Plants, Vegetables, Wakulla, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension

Railroad Vine Is Established On Tropical Beaches


September 15, 2017

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Agriculture, Children, Community, Conservation, Environment, Environmentally Friendly, Farming, Florida, Fun, Garden, Gardening, General Information, Grow, Growing, Horticulture, Landscape, Lawn & Garden, Les Harrison, Master Gardener, Natural Resources, Natural Wakulla, Plant, Plants, UF/IFAS, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension

It’s Late Summer And The Wildlife Knows It


September 8, 2017

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 than the ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Agriculture, Bugs, Community, Environment, Environmentally Friendly, Extension, Family, Farming, Florida, Fun, Garden, Gardening, General Information, Grow, Growing, Horticulture, Insects, Landscape, Lawn & Garden, Les Harrison, Master Gardener, Natural Resources, Natural Wakulla, Plant, Trees, UF/IFAS, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension

Not Clear Where Names Like Doveweed Come From


August 31, 2017

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Agriculture, Community, Environment, Environmentally Friendly, Extension, Family, Farming, Florida, Garden, Gardening, General Information, Grow, Growing, Horticulture, Lawn & Garden, Les Harrison, Master Gardener, Natural Resources, Natural Wakulla, Plant, Plants, UF/IFAS, Wakulla, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension

Snowy Egrets Hunt In The Sand And Mud


August 24, 2017

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. The resulting ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Agriculture, Community, Environment, Environmentally Friendly, Extension, Families & Consumers, Family Youth & Community Sciences, Farming, Florida, Fun, General Information, Landscape, Lawn & Garden, Les Harrison, Master Gardener, Natural Resources, Natural Wakulla, UF/IFAS, Wakulla, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension

Lichens Are A Symbiotic Mix Of Fungi And Algae


August 17, 2017

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 of the problem ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Agriculture, Community, Environment, Environmentally Friendly, Extension, Farming, Florida, General Information, Horticulture, Landscape, Lawn & Garden, Les Harrison, Master Gardener, Natural Resources, Plant, Plants, UF/IFAS, Wakulla

Robber Flies And Soldier Flies Are Common


August 11, 2017

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 legged ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Agriculture, Bugs, Community, Environment, Environmentally Friendly, Extension, Family, Farming, Florida, Fun, Garden, Gardening, General Information, Horticulture, Insects, Landscape, Lawn & Garden, Les Harrison, Master Gardener, Natural Resources, Natural Wakulla, Pest, UF/IFAS, Wakulla, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension

Enjoy The Sun Safely This Year


July 14, 2017

    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, while the sunny ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Recreation
Tags: Agriculture, Community, Environment, Environmentally Friendly, Extension, Families & Consumers, Family, Family And Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, Farming, FCS, Florida, FYCS, Garden, Gardening, General Information, Growing, Lawn & Garden, Les Harrison, Master Gardener, Natural Resources, Wakulla, Wakulla Extension

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