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Tag: Environment

Expect A Bumper Crop Of Yellowflies, Lovebugs

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The somewhat unseasonably cool weather of the past week has been a pleasant contrast to the hot, humid days to come.  Still, the insect population is getting ready for what should… Read More

Prickly Pears Are A Late Spring Bloomer, Rain Or Shine

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director April showers produce May flowers, as the old saying goes.  That adage assumes there are April showers, but the liquid from above was scarce for Wakulla County in April 2017. This… Read More

Mild Winter Means Lots Of Grasshoppers

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director It looks like 2017 will be one for the record books, at least in Wakulla County. A winter with relatively warm temperatures, albeit a late March frost, and many plants… Read More

English Peas Grow Successfully In The Wakulla Spring

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director and Gohar Umar FAMU Extension Horticulture Specialist April in Wakulla County is a transitional gardening month. Both spring and winter gardens are being tended, with the winter crops coming to an… Read More

Smilax Is A Vine That Can Be Difficult To Control

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Sometimes appearances really do represent the situation at hand. It can be good, or it can be bad. With spring 2017 literally covering Wakulla County, the observer must be focused… Read More

Plasterer Bees Are Swarming This Time Of Year

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director There are certain sounds which attract the immediate attention of people and set off instinctive reactions. Car alarms and sirens are two good examples. At the first sound of a car… Read More

Welcome Samantha Kennedy Our New Family Consumer Sciences Faculty Member

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Service has a new Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) faculty member.  Samantha Kennedy joined the team on Monday, April 3, 2017. She brings a wealth of… Read More

Purple Nutsedge Is An Invasive That Squeezes Out Native Grasses

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The return of consistent warm weather to Wakulla County has many residents thinking about the state of their lawns. Mowing, fertilizing, weeding and patching bald spots are now the focus of… Read More

Blackberries Can Be Tough To Control

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Spring 2017 has officially arrived in Wakulla County. The start began on March 20 at 6:29 A.M. eastern daylight time. . With this seasonal milepost comes all the recurrent activities, many… Read More

Brown Pelicans Are A Common Sight

By Les Harrison Living in Wakulla County has a variety of exceptional benefits. The natural environment is a feature visitors travel great distances to experience and enjoy during their leisure periods. While some residents may take this advantage… Read More