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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 local birds and… Read More

Greens Love the Cool Temperatures of Fall

By Les Harrison and Shelley Swenson The cool days and cooler nights of December have removed home gardening from the minds of many residents in Wakulla County. Much of Florida’s commercial vegetable production has moved to warmer counties… Read More

North Florida Bears

The popular culture media image is of a cute and amusing denizen of the forest. Attractive personalities and traits are assigned which endear them to the public. These imaginative characters have been an indispensable component of newspapers for… 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 not billions, of… 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 of daylight and… Read More

Cogon Grass in North Florida Ecosystems

Les Harrison, Wakulla County Extension Director and Erik Lovestrand, Franklin County Extension Director presents “Cogon Grass in North Florida Ecosystems Concerns, Questions and Options” November 24, 2015 (3rd Tuesday) 6:00—7:30 p.m. Presentation at the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension… 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 interest and concern… 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 safest ways to… 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 options not associated… Read More