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Personal Victory: Completing the Florida Master Naturalist Program

Three years ago I embarked on a journey to become a Florida Master Naturalist. It’s an adult education program created by the University of Florida/IFAS intended to promote awareness and understanding of Florida’s unique environment. I am happy to announce … Continue reading

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Paddling With the Dolphins of Choctawhatchee Bay

One of my favorite things to do after a long day at work is to take the paddleboard out for a couple of hours and paddle around the bayou. On special days like today, I’ll sometimes find myself amongst a … Continue reading

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Kayaking Adventure on Rocky Creek, Niceville FL

With the recent heat indexes in Florida we’ve been keeping the adventures fairly close to home so that we can start early and be off of the water before the temperatures really start to broil. Yesterday, we decided to take … Continue reading

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Low Impact Adventure After an Illness

  Occasionally there comes a time, perhaps due to illness, weather, equipment or the like where an outdoor activity may need to be scaled back to accommodate the capability of the participant. I recently experienced this while recovering from a … Continue reading

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Ochlockonee River State Park Revisited

A state park can be very different depending on the season in which it is visited. During my first visit to Ochlockonee River State Park near Sopchoppy, FL, it was midsummer and the temperatures were well into the upper 90s. … Continue reading

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