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Muscadine Grapes

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Growing up in a rural area like Wakulla gives kids the opportunity to explore nature and learn its many benefits. Wild grapes may be one of the sweetest benefits of living… Read More

Sweet Gum and Yaupon

Les Harrison is your local UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Yaupon and sweet gum have a history dating back before Seminoles roamed this region. Yaupon was used in ceremonies as a natural “cleanse,” resulting in settlers giving it the… Read More

The Mystery of Cypress Knees

Yes, the majestic cypress knee.. We’ve all seen (if not stubbed our toes on) them, but what is the purpose for these enigmatic protrusions from the earth?

We Needed the Rain, but not the Mosquitoes

The good news is the rains have come. There is plenty of water for Wakulla County’s lawns, gardens, ponds, swamps and the aquifer. Citizens who are dependent upon a residential well are breathing a collective sigh of relief… Read More

Swamps – Natural Wakulla

Recent rains have water standing on some Wakulla County real estate which has been dry for several years. Ponds, natural and dug, are brimming with water reflecting the generous outpouring from the slow and wet weather system which… Read More

Fairy Shrimp Make Rare Appearance in Wakulla County

By: Les Harrison, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Tropical Storm Debby brought much needed rain to Wakulla County and the Big Bend region.  Many, but not all, pastures, paddocks and hayfields have absorbed the moisture. Scattered showers since… Read More