Tag: bugs

Thistles Are A Host For Leaffooted Bugs

By Les Harrison, Wakulla County Extension Director With the turn of the year and the noticeably lower temperature readings, most of Wakulla County’s residents turn their attention to activities that do not require exposure to the outdoor elements…. Read More

Spanish Moss Was Used for Bedding, Packing

  Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director. Thanksgiving holiday is a reminder of primitive days when life, even here is Wakulla County, was not as pleasant as today. Basic needs, along with the luxuries, of contemporary… Read More

Spider Webs are Visible on Foggy Mornings

Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director The recent foggy mornings reveal some interesting facts and trends in Wakulla County. The moisture is appreciated by anyone attempting to propagate plants, but the dampness comes at the price… Read More

Southern Black Widow Spiders are Venomous

Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director. Out-of-the way corners in abandoned places conjure up a variety of disquieting images. The eerie silence in these neglected locales gives way to the subtle scurrying of unseen lives attempting… Read More

Monarch Butterfly Migration is a Mystery

Monarch caterpillars start small, but grow quickly. These two will be ready in the next few weeks for their flight to Mexico. Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director Monarch butterflies, Danaus plexippus, are likely the best… Read More

Monarchs and Aphids Munch on Milkweed

Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director The cool evening and noticeably shorter days remind Wakulla County residents of the impending season change. The autumn equinox is a week away. One of the much anticipated events in… Read More

Jumping Spiders

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Regal is a word used to describe kings, queens and other general nobility. The word itself conjures an air of sophistication and royalty. There is one such inhabitant which frequents our… Read More

Jumping Spiders

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Regal is a word used to describe kings, queens and other general nobility. The word itself conjures an air of sophistication and royalty. There is one such inhabitant which frequents our… Read More

Scorpions

Florida is host to many unique animal species, some of which are less than pleasant. The latter variety are mostly insects: fire ants, mosquitoes, love bugs and gnats, all of which are hard to imagine a use for…. Read More