Tag: Nature

Hermit Crabs

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director There are many species of the animal kingdom known to use tools. To humans, this is a sign of intelligence, at least to some degree. While hermit crabs may… Read More

Hermit Crabs

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director There are many species of the animal kingdom known to use tools. To humans, this is a sign of intelligence, at least to some degree. While hermit crabs may… Read More

Crabapples and Sparkleberries Grow Wild in Wakulla

There is a phenomenal difference between what grows in the wild and what we grow on farms. Thanksgiving turkey, for example: when compared to wild turkey, the difference is significant–most will question as to whether or not it… Read More

“Zombie Flies” May Control Fire Ants

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Of the many nuisances that plague the county, fire ants may be at the top of the list. Their ability to survive and colonize is remarkable. Every effort to… Read More

Tropical Soda Apple and Spurweed

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Though tropical soda apple may sound like an exotic, fizzy drink, it is a conqueror of yards and gardens. Those little melon-like fruits may look cute, but the menacing… Read More

Adam’s Needles and Spanish Bayonet

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Those who have never visited Florida tend to imagine the entire state encompassed by sprawling, white sand beaches and palm trees. Though our state is famous for its coast,… Read More

Spittlebugs

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Insects are capable of creating many fascinating structures to ensure their survival. Tent caterpillars are known for making a protective barrier out of web. Gall wasps use the tree… Read More

Poison Ivy and Poison Oak

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Despite the heat and bugs, nothing beats spending time outside with family. Make sure children understand the plants to stay away from when they are out picking the abundant… Read More

Tent Caterpillars

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Summer is a popular time of year for camping. As school ends, parents are busy signing their kids up for day and overnight camps. Tent moths have a similar… Read More

Wildflowers are Blooming All Over Wakulla

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Nothing says natural beauty like wildflowers. This time of year, nature puts on a stunning show. The ground is covered in a lush blanket of wildflowers, including our state… Read More