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Dirt Daubers Nests Are Built For 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 own unique flavor… 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 own unique flavor… Read More

Aphids Are The Insect World’s Villain

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Horror movies have, for over a century, featured a pantheon of destructive creatures rampaging through the world. Their characteristics have varied over the decades, but they always manage to return. In… Read More

Woods Roach, Or Palmetto Bug, Is Native To Wakulla

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director There are some creatures which are chronically held in low regard by the public at large. These are the Rodney Dangerfields of nature which get no respect. Sometimes it a long… Read More

Stinkbug Is An Accurate Description Of This Insect

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Office Sometimes a name may actually describe the dominant characteristic of its owner. In this day of marketing exaggerations, and occasionally outright misrepresentations, the experience can be quite refreshing. For example, it… Read More

Oak Galls Are Integral Part of Gall Wasp Life Cycle

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Service Sometimes a disguise is the best option for survival. This ruse can be used to blend in or to appear to be something not worth the trouble of encountering. Mimicry is… Read More

Carpenter Bees Nest In Dead Wood – Including Houses

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The hectic pace to contemporary life can justifiably be compared to the seemingly erratic behavior of insect pollinators. Darting from flower to flower with no apparently logical progression for choice of… Read More

Carpet Beetles Are Small, But Can Cause Big Damage

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director As contrite and well-worn as the statement is, springtime is truly the season of renewal and rebirth. The warming temperatures and ample rain, with last weekend’s precipitation being a little too… Read More