Tag: Insects

Grasshoppers are Emerging, Ready to Eat

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director The ample amount of rainfall these last few weeks has local plants opening their leaves wide in anticipation of sunnier weather. Unfortunately, those leaves are an edible picnic blanket… Read More

Things Bad About Spring: Return of Biting Insects

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Florida is famous for beautiful beaches, sunny weather and abundant wildlife within a wide variety of ecosystems. These are the features which make living here great. With all that… Read More

Things Bad About Spring: Return of Biting Insects

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Florida is famous for beautiful beaches, sunny weather and abundant wildlife within a wide variety of ecosystems. These are the features which make living here great. With all that… Read More

Gall Wasps

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Mothers want what is best for their offspring. Surprisingly, one of the greatest mothers of all may be the tiny wasp, Callirhytis. Often mistaken as a fly, the gall… Read More

Leaf Litter

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Everyone has raked a gargantuan pile of leaves in their yard to ensure the return of a pristine lawn for spring, only to have it scattered by the hapless… Read More

Carpenter Bees Nest by Boring Tunnels into Wood

In the insect world in Wakulla County and the southeast, being a carpenter has much different implications. Eastern Carpenter Bees (Xylocopa virginica) are the most common of several carpenter bee species. Click here for the entire article.

2013 Saw Heavy Insect Activity

Santa is back at the North Pole and will not return until next December. The confetti and party hats are all used up and the reality has set in that January 2014 is here. What passes for winter’s… Read More

Skinks Prey on Insects

There are some inevitable facts associated with living in Wakulla County and, for that matter, north Florida.  For natives and long-time residents these facts seem obvious. For more recent transplants there is an epiphany when the apparent realities… Read More

Dung Beetles Make Use of Animal Droppings

One person’s trash is another person’s treasure, or so the old saying goes.  This is the rationalization used to justify frequent visits to the flea market or garage sales early Saturday morning. There are some acquisitions which defy… Read More