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Gopher Tortoises Are Adapted To The Heat

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The 90 degree plus late July temperature reading have many residents slowing their pace for the explicit purpose on not overheating. The summer shuffle, along with a good hat and plenty… Read More

Broomsedge

By Les Harrison, Wakulla County Extension Director With Wakulla County’s warm weather a few months away, there are plenty of dormant, but not inactive plants in the environment. Seed distribution is ongoing in wild and manicured landscapes area… Read More

Cooler Temperatures Change Greens to Red

By Les Harrison, Wakulla County Extension Director As the holiday season comes into the home stretch and with a frosty morning last weekend, the two dominant local native vines are displaying holiday colors. Some, but not all, have… Read More

Io Caterpillars and Moths

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” is a well-known phrase, commonly associated with physical attractiveness. In the case of Io moths, beauty is in the beholder of the eyes…. Read More

“Zombie Flies” May Control Fire Ants

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Of the many nuisances that plague the county, fire ants may be at the top of the list. Their ability to survive and colonize is remarkable. Every effort to… Read More

Things Bad About Spring: Return of Biting Insects

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Florida is famous for beautiful beaches, sunny weather and abundant wildlife within a wide variety of ecosystems. These are the features which make living here great. With all that… Read More

Native Flowers Overlooked for Cultivated Blooms

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director The pastel palette of Spring is here at last. The warm air is abuzz with hummingbirds and bees discovering their new favorite flowers to visit. Some of the most… Read More

Resurrection Ferns

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director With Easter just around the corner, what better plant to observe than one with the power to rise from the dead? The resurrection fern is aptly named for its… Read More

Japanese Wisteria

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director The sweet smell of spring is here, in part to the abundance of Japanese wisteria covering the trees in the area. The kudzu-like invasion of this flowering vine can… Read More