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Tag: Wildlife

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… Read More

Partridge Pea

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director While there are still hot humid days left in the year, the dwindling hours of sunlight indicate the approach of the autumn equinox. The folks at… Read More

Io Caterpillars and Moths

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” is a well-known phrase, commonly associated with physical attractiveness. In the case of Io moths, beauty is in the beholder… Read More

Rabbits

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Bugs Bunny has amused and entertained millions, if not billions, of viewers since his introduction in 1938. His cavalier approach to challenges and signature Brooklyn/Bronx accent… Read More

Rabbits

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Bugs Bunny has amused and entertained millions, if not billions, of viewers since his introduction in 1938. His cavalier approach to challenges and the signature Brooklyn/Bronx… Read More

Rat Snakes

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Invasive species are encroaching on Florida’s natural plant and animal inhabitants. From the Tropical Soda Apple, to Burmese pythons and Cuban treefrogs, the indigenous population of flora and… Read More

Sweetgum Trees

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Most Wakulla natives will have no problem identifying the sweetgum tree, due to its unique–and painful–burrs, yet few know of the superstition behind them. Besides being sold… Read More

Jumping Spiders

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Regal is a word used to describe kings, queens and other general nobility. The word itself conjures an air of sophistication and royalty. There is one such… Read More

Muscadine Grapes

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Growing up in a rural area like Wakulla gives kids the opportunity to explore nature and learn its many benefits. Wild grapes may be one of the sweetest… Read More

Scorpions

Florida is host to many unique animal species, some of which are less than pleasant. The latter variety are mostly insects: fire ants, mosquitoes, love bugs and gnats, all of which are hard to imagine… Read More