Tag: Wakulla County

Palmetto

The next time you see a palmetto growing in the wild, take a moment to consider it may be the very same plant an early American explorer brushed by. Palmetto palms are prominent throughout the Big Bend area,… Read More

The Mystery of Cypress Knees

Yes, the majestic cypress knee.. We’ve all seen (if not stubbed our toes on) them, but what is the purpose for these enigmatic protrusions from the earth?

What’s In the Garden Now – Turnips

By Les Harrison, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director and Shelley Swenson, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Family and Consumer Sciences Agent. Simple, easy and low maintenance are not normally terms applied to growing vegetables in Wakulla County, or anywhere else. … Read More

Master Gardener Classes Being Offered

Master Gardener classes are scheduled to begin on January 29, 2015 . Would you like to learn more about landscaping and gardening in our area? The Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Program offered by University of Florida/Wakulla County Extension… Read More

Florida Master Naturalist Program: October 10- December 12, 2014

REGISTRATION REQUIRED – DEADLINE October 5 COURSE FEE: $225 Register at www.masternaturalist.org – select “Current Course Offerings” then “Uplands” then “Leon County” For questions, contact Rosalyn Kilcollins (850) 570-8889 or RFKilcollins@embarqmail.com Click here for enlarged flyer

Gall Wasps Create Tumor-Like Growths on Trees

The life cycle of these wasps is not completely understood as they have not been studied extensively. It has been verified the process begins when the female wasps emerge from twig galls in late spring to early summer…… Read More

Safer Summer with Sunscreen

According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 2 million American develop skin cancer every year. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that melanoma incidents have increased by almost two percent each year since… Read More

Squirrels Bring New Challenges

The weather signs indicate autumn is in the air as well as being on the calendar.  The mornings have cooled noticeably even though there are still some warm days to come. The plants, animals and bugs know it,… Read More

Patridge Peas are Blooming, a Sign of Summer’s End

This week’s pleasant and noticeably cooler morning are the first official notice summer 2013 days are coming to a close.  There are still hot humid days left in the year, but there number is dwindling as the hours… Read More

We Have Three Types of Hummingbirds in Wakulla

  Contemporary life has a frenetic pace. Deeds, task, and jobs all pile in at a feverish and accelerating frequency. Even the laconic late summer days no longer allow for the reduction of this manic rate of demands. … Read More