Tag: Master Gardener

Wasps In North Florida

By: Les Harrison The Wasp Strikes Back The low frequency droning is unmistakable.  The casual flight pattern belies the potential agony of an encounter and the real possibility of a painful attack from multiple directions. Wasps in north… Read More

Thread-Waisted Wasp

Thread-Waisted Wasp

  Saints and Sinners The generalized reputation of any group is always suspect because the actions of a few members can tint or taint the collective perception of all members.  Any assemblage has its saints and sinners, but… Read More

The Rosy Wolf Snail Is Fast For A Snail

Florida’s Largest Predatory Air-Breathing Land Snail The pace of life typically slows in July. For the youth, the exhilaration of freedom from the daily schooling grind has passed into a leisure lull which requires forethought only about the… Read More

AFTER HEAVY RAINS, MOSQUITOES BECOME AN ISSUE

Rain water caught in trash is a great place for a mosquitoes to hatch their eggs.

Mosquito Season With the liquid contribution of sub-tropical storm Alberto rains has been frequent and copious in nature.  There is plenty of water for north Florida’s lawns, gardens, ponds, pastures, swamps and the aquifer to create the perfect… Read More

Assassin Bug

Assassin bug

The untamed residents of North Florida The growing season is underway with plenty of moisture recently and the acceptable temperature range. Home gardens are delivering quite the bounty for those who have made the effort to cultivate their… Read More

Honeybees: Historic Pollinators

Article and Audio Introduction by Les Harrison The world of social media is always abuzz with a variety of topics. This time of year there are many postings on the nearly endless list of blooming flower which are… Read More

Alligators Love Wakulla County

By Les Harrison Even without Hurricane Irma, 2017 in Wakulla County had ample rain. Along with being a benefit to farmers and homeowners, the rains replenished the rivers, ponds and swamps. No doubt the frogs were happy, or… Read More

Native Wildflowers Account For Our Fall Color

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Wakulla County has many natural wonders which encompass all 12 months of the year. The woodlands, the springs, and the coast all rate highly with anyone who has an appreciation for… Read More

‘Snake Spit’ Is Actually From Spittlebugs

Natural Wakulla by Les Harrison Snakes have come down through history with a generally bad reputation. They collectively have been accused, and occasionally guilty, of a plethora of crimes and misdeeds To start off, there was that issue… Read More

Tips For Autumn Lawn Maintenance

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director October brings the prospect of relief from the heat and humidity of a Wakulla County summer. The temperatures have moderated, albeit slightly, alleviating some of the oppressive qualities of the daylight… Read More