Flies

The summer of 2018 has been a good season for the insect population. There has been plenty to eat and Jefferson County has provided an exceptionally hospitable environment for these six legged residents. It is difficult to step outside without…

Good news for a big snake

20 eastern indigo snakes just released to begin year two of the north Florida recovery Twenty federally threatened eastern indigo snakes have just been released in northern Florida at The Nature Conservancy’s Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve (ABRP) as part…

The Oakworm caterpillar

  “The quality of mercy is not strained, it droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven,” so wrote the Bard of Avon, William Shakespeare in his classic play the Merchant of Venice. The rains of 2018 in Jefferson County have…

Last week, I received a call about a garden not producing the way it used to. On my visit, I could see that the tomatoes were stunted, yellow and wilting, the squash plants were flowering but not setting fruit, and…

The Antlion

With the warm weather and ample rain, the lawns of Jefferson County are green and growing. The difficulty is finding a sunny afternoon to mow what quickly can turn into a hay crop. Unfortunately, if there is thatch buildup, this…