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Be On The Lookout For Places Where Mosquitoes Breed


March 8, 2016

Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director It is an often made wish of summer that the cold weather of winter will kill all the mosquitoes, gnats and no-see-ums. This climactic fete would spare people, pets and livestock the irritation ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Bugs, Extension, Florida, Garden, Lawn & Garden, Les Harrison, Mosquito, Mosquito Control, Natural Resources, Wakulla County, Wakulla Extension

Air Potato Is An Invasive That Can Smother Trees


February 26, 2016

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Hints of spring are everywhere in Wakulla County. Despite a few potentially frosty morning in the next few weeks, the evidence is overwhelming of the warmer weather soon to come. The buds ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Natural Resources
Tags: Agriculture, Air Potato, Education, Environment, Extension, Florida, Garden, Landscape, Les Harrison, Natural Resources, Natural Wakulla, UF/IFAS, Wakulla, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension

In The Garden Now – Spinach


February 10, 2016

By Shelley Swenson, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, and Gohar Umar, Horticulture Specialist Almost everyone has seen an old Popeye cartoon where the long suffering sailor gains super strength after consuming a can of spinach. Sure enough ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes
Tags: Garden, Gardening, Gohar Umar, Master Gardener, Shelley Swenson, Spinach, Wakulla Extension, What's In The Garden, What's In The Garden?, Whats In The Garden

Thistles Are A Host For Leaffooted Bugs


January 19, 2016

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease
Tags: Agriculture, Bugs, Education, Environment, Extension, Garden, General Information, In The Garden Now, Insects, Lawn & Garden, Les Harrison, Natural Resources, Natural Wakulla, Wakulla, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension

Greens Love the Cool Temperatures of Fall


December 21, 2015

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

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: 4-H, 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture, Children, Community, Education, Environment, Extension, Family, Farming, Florida, Food, Food And Nutrition, Garden, General Information, Greens, Grow, Growing, In The Garden Now, Lawn & Garden, Les Harrison, Master Gardener, Plants, Shelley Swenson, Sustainable Living, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County, Wakulla Extension, Wakulla News, Youth, Youth Oppurtunities

Don’t Overlook Maintaining Shrubs in Your Landscape


November 25, 2015

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 dollars are spent ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes
Tags: Agriculture, Education, Environment, Environmentally Friendly, Fire, Fire Protection, Fire Safety, Fire Safety Landscape, FireWise, Florida, Garden, General Information, Grow, Landscape, Lawn & Garden, Les Harrison, Master Gardener, Natural Resources, Natural Wakulla, Plant, UF/IFAS, Wakulla, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension

Purple Nut Sedge is an Invasive Plant


November 24, 2015

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 and other wildlife ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Natural Resources
Tags: Agriculture, Education, Environment, Farming, Garden, Gardening, General Information, Horticulture, Invasive, Lawn & Garden, Les, Les Harrison, Natural Resources, Natural Wakulla, Purple Nut Sedge, Wakulla Extension

Cloudless Sulphur Butterflies love red flowers


November 12, 2015

Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director Notoriety can be a positive occurrence, when events go as planned or hoped. Such is the case with the Monarch Butterflies. These colorful insects have garnered the interest and concern ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Agriculture, Butterflies, Education, Environmentally Friendly, Extension, Farming, Garden, General Information, Horticulture, Insects, Lawn & Garden, Les Harrison, Migration, Natural Resources, Natural Wakulla, Plants, Sulphur Cloudless Butterfly, UF/IFAS, Wakulla, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension

Delta Flower Scarab Beetle is Master of Disguise


October 19, 2015

Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director Halloween masks are big business for retailers attracting customers in October. After all, what child could refuse being a super hero, princess, or a hideous freak of nature while getting ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Agriculture, Education, Environment, Extension, Farming, Florida, Garden, Gardening, General Information, Horticulture, Insects, Landscape, Lawn & Garden, Natural Resources, Natural Wakulla, UF/IFAS, Wakulla, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension

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