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Winter Snakes

By Les Harrison, Wakulla County Extension Director On the still days after a cold front has passed through Wakulla County, the chilly silence can be thunderous. Only the occasional puff of wind in the pine… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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,… 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 the signature Brooklyn/Bronx… Read More

Rat Snakes

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Invasive species are encroaching on Florida’s natural plant and animal inhabitants. From the Tropical Soda Apple, to Burmese pythons and Cuban treefrogs, the indigenous population of flora and… Read More

Sweetgum Trees

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Most Wakulla natives will have no problem identifying the sweetgum tree, due to its unique–and painful–burrs, yet few know of the superstition behind them. Besides being sold… Read More

Invasive Vines

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Homeowners have had a tough summer maintaining the yard while fighting the onslaught of weeds. Controlling problem plant life is difficult, but not impossible–the best tactic may… Read More