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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 passes for winter’s… Read More

White-Tailed Deer are a Pest and Source of Meat

Perceptions of reality are always based on a point-of-view. Change the perspective and the object’s features, benefits and negative traits are all altered.  This is especially true with one of Wakulla County’s most easily identified wild creatures, the… Read More

Brown Pelicans are Common in Wakulla County

Having a big mouth can cause the owner no end of grief and problems.  This special trait has a distinct capacity for certain performance expectations in the minds of those in close proximity. Even in hushed silence and… Read More

Squirrels Bring New Challenges

The weather signs indicate autumn is in the air as well as being on the calendar.  The mornings have cooled noticeably even though there are still some warm days to come. The plants, animals and bugs know it,… Read More

As Enduring and Unyielding as Old Hickory

There is a lot to be gained from having a tough reputation.  Only those with a stout disposition or lack of good sense will dare to make a challenge to the individual who hold this distinction. Unbending, rigid… Read More

Patridge Peas are Blooming, a Sign of Summer’s End

This week’s pleasant and noticeably cooler morning are the first official notice summer 2013 days are coming to a close.  There are still hot humid days left in the year, but there number is dwindling as the hours… Read More

Passionate About Passion Flowers

Passion is a curious concept. It combines intensity and desire, in its purest sense, to create an obsessive need. There is, figuratively and literally, a fine and not always obvious line between passion and irrationality. Poets throughout history… Read More

On the Trail of Wakulla’s Cottontail Rabbits

In fairy tales, cartoons and modern literature, the rabbit is portrayed as a harmless, innocent spirit with only the best of intentions. Even Bugs Bunny with his wisecracking Brooklyn/Bronx accent was the model of restrained sarcastic humor intending to… Read More