Tag: Wakulla County

Pokeweed, Used In ‘Polk Salad,’ Is Poisonous

Common Pokeweed Common pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) is a perennial weed native of North American. It is frequently found in pastures, as well as fence-rows, row crop fields, and wooded areas. All parts of the plant contain saponins, oxalates,… Read More

Anti-freeze Run The Engines of Agriculture

Prep Work for Season Wind-down The seasonal slowdown is underway, at least for some of the farm’s rolling stock and motorized equipment. This does not equate to an idle period for the farm manager who is responsible for… Read More

The Friendly Snake

Natural Wakulla by Les Harrison The warmer weather’s return has many residents of Wakulla County believing the winter of 2017/18 is done, and it might be.  The nightly ruckus of toads and frogs staking out their territory becomes… Read More

Free Tax Prep Assistance Available

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Tax season has officially begun, and the UF/IFAS Extension Service is offering free tax prep assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program beginning this month in Wakulla and Franklin Counties. There are five tax preparation days… Read More

Bald Eagles In Coastal Areas Live Mainly On Fish

Natural Wakulla by Les Harrison Having a distinctive and easily identifiable physical feature can quickly prove to be a beneficial resource.  This visible trait makes it easy for the viewer who encounters the notable personality to instantly recognize… Read More

Get Your (Healthy) Snack On!

Snacks are an important part of a healthy, balanced diet.  But not all snacks are created equal.  All too often, we reach for the salty, sugary, prepackaged snacks like chips, cookies, and other sweets because they’re convenient and… Read More

Tips for Avoiding Scams and Fraud

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Each year in the United States, Americans lose billions of dollars to scams and fraud.  Unfortunately, much of this total belongs to people over 60 years of age. Older Americans are the most targeted group for scammers. They… Read More

Alligators Love Wakulla County

By Les Harrison Even without Hurricane Irma, 2017 in Wakulla County had ample rain. Along with being a benefit to farmers and homeowners, the rains replenished the rivers, ponds and swamps. No doubt the frogs were happy, or… Read More

Native Wildflowers Account For Our Fall Color

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Wakulla County has many natural wonders which encompass all 12 months of the year. The woodlands, the springs, and the coast all rate highly with anyone who has an appreciation for… Read More

Tips For Autumn Lawn Maintenance

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director October brings the prospect of relief from the heat and humidity of a Wakulla County summer. The temperatures have moderated, albeit slightly, alleviating some of the oppressive qualities of the daylight… Read More