Tag: bugs

Grasshoppers are Emerging, Ready to Eat

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director The ample amount of rainfall these last few weeks has local plants opening their leaves wide in anticipation of sunnier weather. Unfortunately, those leaves are an edible picnic blanket… 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

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

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

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

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

Catawba Worms Emerge

The weather continues to warm and school is within days of the summer recess.  The list of anticipated and planned summer activities floats in daydreams of every student as the academic countdown comes to a climax. High on… Read More

Broomsedge

The oft quoted adage “the best defense is a good offence” has been credited to a variety of political and military leaders, and football coaches.  Almost every leader, thinker and pontificator from Julius Cesar to Bobby Bowden has… Read More

The Kissing Bug

Family connections are curious. There are those which are reputedly good and those not so good. Every teenager has endured a warning about associating with someone from a bad family. The discussion usually includes a lot of justification… Read More

Bloodsucking Conenose (The Kissing Bug)

Family connections are curious. There are those which are reputedly good and those not so good. Every teenager has endured a warning about associating with someone from a bad family. The discussion usually includes a lot of justification on… Read More