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Tag: Landscape

Native Plants Provide Source Of Food For Birds

Homeowners who want to retain birds can provide a microenvironment of avian dining options to help these feathered friends overwinter in Wakulla County. The first action is to establish native plant species whenever possible. Landscaping… Read More

Big Bend Bugs! – Lovebugs

They have been the subject of countless irritated conversations, undeleted expletives, and even a conspiracy theory involving a maniacal university researcher’s desire to unleash an insect plague on Florida’s burgeoning vehicle population.  The Lovebug, Plecia… Read More

Big Bend Bugs! – Cicadae

Cicadas (of Florida) Neocicada hieroglyphica (Say), Tibicen, Diceroprocta and Melampsalta spp. (Insecta: Hemiptera: Cicadidae) In Florida, cicadas are best known for their loud calls heard during the day, usually issuing from trees. Their cast nymphal skeletons… Read More

Wildflowers: Nature At Its Most Beautiful

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The thought of wildflowers tends to generate images of serene rural settings and the flawless appearance of nature at its most beautiful.  A spray of colors dances through… Read More

Big Bend Bugs! – Hickory Horned Devil

Hickory Horned Devil (larva), Regal Moth or Royal Walnut Moth,Citheronia regalis (Fabricius) (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Saturniidae: Citheroniinae) The imposing larva, known as the hickory horned devil, is most often observed when it is full grown and comes down… Read More