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Category: Wildlife

It’s Late Summer And The Wildlife Knows It

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… Read More

Snowy Egrets Hunt In The Sand And Mud

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… Read More

Robber Flies And Soldier Flies Are Common

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… Read More

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… 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… 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… 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,… 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… Read More

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… 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… Read More