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Sassafras Was Once The Base For Root Beer

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By, Les Harrison Sassafras Albidum Sassafras albidum is a deciduous native with a long history of multiple uses in panhandle Florida and far beyond.  Leaves of this tree have turned up in the fossil record from eons ago…. Read More

Mosquitoes Call Florida Home

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By, Les Harrison Mosquitoes Thrive The good news is the rains have been consistent during the summer of 2018.  There is plenty of water for north Florida’s lawns, gardens, ponds, swamps and the aquifer. Citizens who are dependent… Read More

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

Fall Wildflowers Know It’s Autumn

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director It is hard to believe, and the weather is no indication of the change, but today is the first official day of fall. The autumnal equinox is an indication, at least… Read More

Native Berries In Wakulla County

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director There is the often quoted Biblical admonition “By your fruits you will be known,” which commonly comes up when discussing behavior. In other words, a reputation will ultimately be based on… Read More

Cicadas Are The Night Music Of North Florida

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Agent August nights in Wakulla County are unique for their frenetic activity and riotous sounds. In contrast to local February evenings with its silence broken by the occasional barred owl, this summer… Read More

Gopher Tortoises Are Adapted To The Heat

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The 90 degree plus late July temperature reading have many residents slowing their pace for the explicit purpose on not overheating. The summer shuffle, along with a good hat and plenty… Read More

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