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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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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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The Magic of the Hidden in Florida’s State Parks

Many people visit state parks for access to amenities such as beaches, boating, fishing, sunbathing, hiking and camping, but within a state park one can find so much more if they seek it out. Fiddler Crabs Fiddler crabs are an … Continue reading

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A Visit to Fanning and Manatee Springs State Parks

On a recent trip down to Tampa, I decided to take the more leisurely and scenic route along Highway 98 to visit some of the state parks along this stretch and made my first stop at Fanning Springs State Park. … Continue reading

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