Tag: Big Bend Wakulla

Snakes!

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Human kind’s fear of snakes is long-lived and wide-spread. Even the most classic story, “The Jungle Book” by Rudyard Kipling was altered in the Disney adaptation to make Kaa,… Read More

Gall Wasps

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Mothers want what is best for their offspring. Surprisingly, one of the greatest mothers of all may be the tiny wasp, Callirhytis. Often mistaken as a fly, the gall… Read More

Plants are Beginning to Reawaken from Winter

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Groundhogs across the United States agree, winter is far from over. Some plants and trees in our area, however, are trying their best to get a head start for spring…. Read More

Sweet Gum and Yaupon

Les Harrison is your local UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Yaupon and sweet gum have a history dating back before Seminoles roamed this region. Yaupon was used in ceremonies as a natural “cleanse,” resulting in settlers giving it the… Read More

Hairy Vetch

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director With a name like hairy vetch, it is hard to be appreciated. Though not native to Florida, this flowering legume is common in Wakulla County without being an invasive… Read More

Leaf Litter

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Everyone has raked a gargantuan pile of leaves in their yard to ensure the return of a pristine lawn for spring, only to have it scattered by the hapless… Read More

Wildlife turn to wax myrtle berries in winter

  Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Winter is here in Wakulla County. While it is not as severe as upstate New York or Montana, there is a noticeable difference from six months ago. The… Read More

Palmetto

The next time you see a palmetto growing in the wild, take a moment to consider it may be the very same plant an early American explorer brushed by. Palmetto palms are prominent throughout the Big Bend area,… Read More

The Mystery of Cypress Knees

Yes, the majestic cypress knee.. We’ve all seen (if not stubbed our toes on) them, but what is the purpose for these enigmatic protrusions from the earth?

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