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Deck the Halls Safely this Christmas

christmas trees

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences One of the most iconic symbols of the holidays here in Wakulla County and around the world is the Christmas tree. Each year, millions of people set… Read More

The rain has Lovebugs missing this year

Lovebugs, flying insect, distraction, absence, conjoined, pairs

By Les Harrison Lovebugs Not Leaving Its Mark The pace of life and the unending supply of distractions in 2018 keep most resident’s thoughts occupied with too many diversions. The student’s recent return to school, the elections, the… Read More

Sassafras Was Once The Base For Root Beer


By, Les Harrison Sassafras Albidum Sassafras albidum is a deciduous native with a long history of multiple uses in panhandle Florida and far beyond.  Leaves of this tree have turned up in the fossil record from eons ago…. Read More

Thread-Waisted Wasp

Thread-Waisted Wasp

  Saints and Sinners The generalized reputation of any group is always suspect because the actions of a few members can tint or taint the collective perception of all members.  Any assemblage has its saints and sinners, but… Read More

Honeybees: Historic Pollinators

Article and Audio Introduction by Les Harrison The world of social media is always abuzz with a variety of topics. This time of year there are many postings on the nearly endless list of blooming flower which are… Read More

It’s Late Summer And The Wildlife Knows It

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Ever since June 21 this summer, the days have been getting gradually shorter. In about two weeks on September 22 the autumnal equinox will occur and the days will be shorter… Read More

Ambrosia Beetles Can Attack Healthy Trees

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Benjamin Franklin, one of America’s founding fathers and an all-around intelligent person, observed in Poor Richard’s Almanac “a little leak will sink a great ship”. What he was attempting to say… Read More

Native Red Cedar Is A Natural Insect Repellant

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Being repulsive is not normally an enviable quality.  All it guarantees is rejection, rebuff and isolation from any and all who would wander into close proximity. History and Hollywood are replete… Read More

Preparing To Become Butterflies, Moths

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The bright colors of spring’s blooms have settled into the comfortable shades of early summer. While spring’s brilliance stands in stark contrast to winter’s muted tones, summer has as an… Read More

Sassafras Trees Are Native To Wakulla County

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The upcoming hot holiday weekend bodes many outdoor events here in north Florida’s premier area for leisure activities. Of course with heat and activity comes thirst and the need for a… Read More