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Cicadas Are The Night Music Of North Florida

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director August nights in Wakulla County are unique for their frenetic activity and riotous sounds. In contrast to local February evenings with its silence broken by the occasional barred… Read More

In The Garden Now: Eggplants

By Les Harrison, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director, and Gohar Umar, FAMU Horticulture Specialist. The summer temperatures have transformed the vegetable gardens of Wakulla County. The daily 90 degree plus thermometer readings and the typical… Read More

ASK SHELLEY: Blue Zones Study Group Forming

Before I begin with my chosen topic, I am sorry to report on the informationseeking meetings that I had scheduled with WastePro to discuss some of the gray areas and questions that have arisen concerning… Read More

Native Plants Support Wildlife

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The dog days of summer have once again returned to Wakulla County. As such the dogs, and their human companions, are highly motivated to remain in any synthetic… Read More

Floridians Wanted to Observe The Weather

The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) is an organization of volunteers that collect and measure precipitation in the backyards of citizens from the Atlantic to the Pacific. CoCoRaHS is a wonderful opportunity… Read More

Blue Zones Discussion Group – August 2016

If you were unable to participate in the Blue Zones discussion earlier this year, take heart! There will be Blue Zones Discussion Group meeting in August at the Wakulla County Extension Office. There will be… Read More

ASK SHELLEY: Prepare For Growing Old

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, by the year 2050 the nation’s elderly population will more than double to 88 million, and the more frail, the over 85 year population will quadruple to 19 million…. Read More

Dirt Daubers Nests Are Built For The Young To Snack

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Snack foods are a typical American part of the summer break from school and a vacation staple. There are so many from which to choose, each with its… Read More

Mimosas Are A Beauty And The Beast Combo

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director It is easy to notice the display of bright pink puffs erupting on low-growing trees along Wakulla County’s roadside. A closer look will reveal the attractive ferny foliage… Read More