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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

Jumping Spiders

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Regal is a word used to describe kings, queens and other general nobility. The word itself conjures an air of sophistication and royalty. There is one such… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

Crabapples and Sparkleberries Grow Wild in Wakulla

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director There is a phenomenal difference between what grows in the wild and what we grow on farms. Thanksgiving turkey, for example: when compared to wild turkey,… Read More

Crabapples and Sparkleberries Grow Wild in Wakulla

There is a phenomenal difference between what grows in the wild and what we grow on farms. Thanksgiving turkey, for example: when compared to wild turkey, the difference is significant–most will question as to whether… Read More

Tropical Soda Apple and Spurweed

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Though tropical soda apple may sound like an exotic, fizzy drink, it is a conqueror of yards and gardens. Those little melon-like fruits may look cute,… Read More

Adam’s Needle and Spanish Bayonets

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Those who have never visited Florida tend to imagine the entire state encompassed by sprawling, white sand beaches and palm trees. Though our state is famous… Read More

Invasive Plant Workshop – Today!

We are excited to offer a two-hour workshop on invasive plants in Wakulla County. This event will take place today, Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. The slide show above features some of the… Read More