Tallahassee Magazine - September-October 2017

Threat to lawns

Illustration by Saige Roberts Tropical sod webworms (Herpetogramma phaeopteralis Guenée) are caterpillars that chew on blades of grass, resulting in a lawn that looks ragged, thin and brown. Despite their name, they are not limited to the tropics and have been…

Fall Forward

It was the Fourth of July and the sacred music wouldn’t play. Hundreds of runners, cued up at the start line for the annual Firecracker 5K, conducted at Cascades Park, grew agitated — at 8 a.m., it was hot already…