Educating with Extension Newsletters

Each month, the Extension Service publishes a newsletter about its exciting programs and events both past and upcoming. See what we are doing and how you can become involved. 

For the September newsletter, we featured an article about Royal Poinciana Caterpillars written by our Environmental Horticulture agent, Michelle Leonard-Mularz.  


Almost as if a starting bell rang, hundreds of Royal Poinciana caterpillars can be seen ascending Royal Poinciana trees just after sunset. Then, nearly in harmony with daylight cresting over the horizon, their decent begins and the caterpillars go back into hiding. This is the interesting behavior of the Royal Poinciana Caterpillar (Melipotis acantoides) and seems to be an effort to avoid light...

For more about Royal Poinciana Caterpillars and events and programs of the Extension Service, check out the September 2018 newsletter

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