Tag: Wakulla CED

Camellias Bloom In North Florida’s Winter

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The pogo stick behavior of the thermometer has reflected the indecisive nature of the jet stream during the opening month of 2017. True it has been nicer to wear short sleeves… Read More

Stinkhorn Mushrooms Are Colorful Fungi

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Valentine’s Day is just a few days away and this month’s theme is evidenced by the color red. Red hearts, bows, roses (imported this time of year from South America) and… Read More

Pines Are Common And Often Overlooked

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The recent extreme foul weather has many residents of Wakulla County concerned about the safety of their trees. While it is almost inconceivable to imagine the area without these important plants,… Read More

The Banded Water Snake: Often Confused With The Cottonmouth Water Moccasin

    By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Appearances, as the old saying goes, can be deceiving. If the owner of a certain look has the guise of something beneficial or someone famous, then the deception can… Read More

Saw Palmetto Is Native To Florida

    By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The visage of the palm fronds congers images of balmy tropics and sunny beaches, which is quite attractive given the recent subfreezing temperatures. The thatched roofs of seaside cabanas… Read More

Wicked Weeds: A Tangled Tale Of Thorny Smilax

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Certainly, Sleeping Beauty’s narcoleptic respite was secured by this plant. It is the very image of a noxious bramble which could be conjured up by an imaginative and resolute wicked… Read More

‘GONE TO SEED’ ISN’T A BAD THING IN TREES, PLANTS

    By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director “Gone to seed” it is a distinctly American agricultural saying, usually with very negative connotations when applied to people, places and things.  The implication is the subject of the… Read More

MISTLETOE IS A PARASITIC PLANT IN HARDWOOD TREES

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director   Rudolph is polishing his nose and checking the intensity just in in case fog rolls in. Wakulla County’s children are ticking off the minutes and are, basic inclinations notwithstanding,… Read More

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