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Spiderwort and Rustweed

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director It is said that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but what if that rose was called spiderwort? Surely, one would have… Read More

Update 2: Master Gardener Plant Sale

Saturday, April 25th, from 9am-1pm, the Master Gardeners will be at Hudson Park selling plants and answering gardening questions. This week, we will be featuring some of the plants offered at the sale. Today’s featured… Read More

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… 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…. 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…. 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… 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… 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… Read More

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… Read More