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Credit Scores

By Shelley Swenson, Extension Agent III, Family and Consumer Sciences UF-IFAS Wakulla County Extension How often should I check my credit report? First, let’s review a little about credit scores. Credit Scoring is designed to give lenders a… Read More

Possums are Resourceful Scavengers

By Les Harrison, Wakulla County Extension Director The seasonally cooler weather has had a silencing effect on the nighttime chorus of insects, amphibians and most other animals. The frogs and cicadas are taking shelter in anticipation of the… Read More

Wildlife Turn to Wax Myrtle Berries in Winter

By Les Harrison, 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 local birds and… Read More

Greens Love the Cool Temperatures of Fall

By Les Harrison and Shelley Swenson The cool days and cooler nights of December have removed home gardening from the minds of many residents in Wakulla County. Much of Florida’s commercial vegetable production has moved to warmer counties… 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

Don’t Overlook Maintaining Shrubs in Your Landscape

Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director The home landscape has many functions. In the minds of most, it is a conspicuous effort to add seasonal color and texture around the home. Millions, if not billions, of… Read More

Purple Nut Sedge is an Invasive Plant

Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director Autumn is the season to harvest nuts for both the human and wild residents of Wakulla County. Hickories and oaks are producing a bumper nut crop for the squirrels, deer… Read More

Dogfennel Indicates The Arrival of Cold Weather

The official beginning of winter is a little under six weeks away and Wakulla County has had a few cooler, but not cold, mornings so far this November. Still the landscape reflects the diminishing hours of daylight and… 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