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Category: Natural Resources

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

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