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Category: Natural Resources

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

Air Potatoes Can Germinate If Left To Thrive In Leaf Litter

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The leaf litter and pine straw so common to Wakulla County lawns and landscapes this time of year obscures a variety of items from view.  The mulch in the making is… Read More

Stinkhorn Mushrooms Are Colorful Fungi

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Valentine’s Day is just a few days away and this month’s theme is evidenced by the color red. Red hearts, bows, roses (imported this time of year from South America) and… Read More

Pines Are Common And Often Overlooked

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The recent extreme foul weather has many residents of Wakulla County concerned about the safety of their trees. While it is almost inconceivable to imagine the area without these important plants,… Read More

The Banded Water Snake: Often Confused With The Cottonmouth Water Moccasin

    By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Appearances, as the old saying goes, can be deceiving. If the owner of a certain look has the guise of something beneficial or someone famous, then the deception can… Read More

Saw Palmetto Is Native To Florida

    By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The visage of the palm fronds congers images of balmy tropics and sunny beaches, which is quite attractive given the recent subfreezing temperatures. The thatched roofs of seaside cabanas… Read More