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Category: Wildlife

Oakworms are Culprits in Courthouse Tree Mystery

Mysterious disappearances have long held the public’s interest and fuelled speculation about what really happened to a particular person. Amelia Earhart and Jimmy Hoffa are two good examples of the gone-but-not-forgotten mystery subjects which inhabit… Read More

Carpenter Bees Nest by Boring Tunnels into Wood

In the insect world in Wakulla County and the southeast, being a carpenter has much different implications. Eastern Carpenter Bees (Xylocopa virginica) are the most common of several carpenter bee species. Click here for the… Read More

Carpenter Bees Nest by Boring Tunnels into Wood

Carpentry is an honorable and ancient profession. It requires the builder to have awareness of the environmental requirements and recognition of the construction materials at hand. It was early carpenters who built the first shelters… Read More

2013 Saw Heavy Insect Activity

Santa is back at the North Pole and will not return until next December. The confetti and party hats are all used up and the reality has set in that January 2014 is here. What… Read More

White-Tailed Deer are a Pest and Source of Meat

Perceptions of reality are always based on a point-of-view. Change the perspective and the object’s features, benefits and negative traits are all altered.  This is especially true with one of Wakulla County’s most easily identified… Read More

Cousins of the Common House Fly Aren’t So Bad

The housefly, Musca domestica, is the most common domestic fly in Wakulla County and just about everywhere else on the planet. It accounts for about 90 percent of all flies in areas of human habitations…. Read More

Bald Eagle is a Symbol of Strength and Nobility

Nobility is an ancient notion which harkens back to the earliest human records.  Succinctly put, an individual or group is considered superior because of one or more loftier qualities which place them at the top… Read More