Tag: Nature

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

Mimosas Are A Beauty And The Beast Combo

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director It is easy to notice the display of bright pink puffs erupting on low-growing trees along Wakulla County’s roadside. A closer look will reveal the attractive ferny foliage and delicately beautiful… Read More

Live Oaks

                            By Les Harrison, Wakulla County Extension Director While Wakulla County’s residents are among the fortunate who did not suffer the recent blizzard’s ill effects… Read More

Cooler Temperatures Change Greens to Red

By Les Harrison, Wakulla County Extension Director As the holiday season comes into the home stretch and with a frosty morning last weekend, the two dominant local native vines are displaying holiday colors. Some, but not all, have… Read More

North Florida Bears

The popular culture media image is of a cute and amusing denizen of the forest. Attractive personalities and traits are assigned which endear them to the public. These imaginative characters have been an indispensable component of newspapers for… Read More

Partridge Pea

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director While there are still hot humid days left in the year, the dwindling hours of sunlight indicate the approach of the autumn equinox. The folks at the Old Farmer’s… Read More

Io Caterpillars

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” is a well-known phrase, commonly associated with physical attractiveness. In the case of Io moths, beauty is in the beholder of the eyes…. Read More

Io Caterpillars and Moths

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” is a well-known phrase, commonly associated with physical attractiveness. In the case of Io moths, beauty is in the beholder of the eyes…. Read More

Goldenrod is Not the Cause of Your Seasonal Allergies

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director The ample rain has been a benefit to many in the area. Lawns and landscapes have received ample moisture without the application of irrigation systems. Gardeners are, as a rule,… Read More

Rabbits

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Bugs Bunny has amused and entertained millions, if not billions, of viewers since his introduction in 1938. His cavalier approach to challenges and signature Brooklyn/Bronx accent propelled him, and… Read More