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Possums are Resourceful Scavengers

By Les Harrison, Wakulla County Extension Director The seasonally cooler weather has had a silencing effect on the nighttime chorus of insects, amphibians and most other animals. The frogs and cicadas are taking shelter in… Read More

Wildlife Turn to Wax Myrtle Berries in Winter

By Les Harrison, Wakulla County Extension Director Winter is here in Wakulla County. While it is not as severe as upstate New York or Montana, there is a noticeable difference from six months ago. The… Read More

The Red and Green of Holly fits the Season

Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director. The official start of winter 2015-16 is about three weeks away, and followed closely by Christmas. Santa is ever present in the minds of Wakulla County’s youth… Read More

Don’t Overlook Maintaining Shrubs in Your Landscape

Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director The home landscape has many functions. In the minds of most, it is a conspicuous effort to add seasonal color and texture around the home. Millions, if… Read More

Dogfennel Indicates The Arrival of Cold Weather

The official beginning of winter is a little under six weeks away and Wakulla County has had a few cooler, but not cold, mornings so far this November. Still the landscape reflects the diminishing hours… Read More

Spider Webs are Visible on Foggy Mornings

Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director The recent foggy mornings reveal some interesting facts and trends in Wakulla County. The moisture is appreciated by anyone attempting to propagate plants, but the dampness comes… Read More

Wakulla County Extension Encourages “Dine In” Day

RECIPE FOR SUCCESS MEALTIME MADE EASY   *Make a commitment to eating together *Minimize the distractions at dinner     (television, phones, computers) *Serve appetizing foods *Enjoy easy conversations   For mealtime ideas, visit: https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy1195  … Read More

Cloudless Sulphur Butterflies love red flowers

Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director Notoriety can be a positive occurrence, when events go as planned or hoped. Such is the case with the Monarch Butterflies. These colorful insects have garnered the… Read More

It’s Turkey Time: Safely Prepare Your Holiday Meal

     Photo courtesy of UF/IFAS Extension University of Florida By Shelley Swenson UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Whether you are a seasoned chef or a novice preparing your first holiday meal, make sure you know the… Read More

It’s Autumn And The Leaves Are Changing Colors

Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director One certainty with Mondays in autumn, about half the college football fans are uncomfortable with seeing certain color combinations. Luckily, nature provides area residents with many pleasant… Read More