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Creeping Indigo Is An Invasive Brought In As Forage

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The term creeping has many negative implications.  It conveys sneaky behavior with potentially malevolent intent. The definition of creeping could be updated to the equivalent of internet stalking.  It means… Read More

Native Berries In Wakulla County

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director There is the often quoted Biblical admonition “By your fruits you will be known,” which commonly comes up when discussing behavior. In other words, a reputation will ultimately be based on… 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 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 the signature Brooklyn/Bronx accent propelled him,… 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 fauna are suffering;… 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 online as craft… 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 be strategically planting… Read More

Controlling Summer Weeds

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director As parents ready their children for the new school year, nature is already preparing for next spring by sending out mass quantities of seeds for the coming year’s growing season…. Read More