• Buds N Bugs: Is it an ant?

    Several hundred times a year, I get a call from somebody who has “something that looks like ants with wings” flying around their home.

    What they are usually describing is a “nuptial swarm” of...


  • C-Quarters marks 10 years of youth tournament

    Despite rainy weather, Carrabelle’s C-Quarters Marina marked the 10th anniversary Saturday of its annual youth fishing tournament in fine fashion. More than 192 kids caught 111 fish, off docks,... READ MORE

  • Franklin’s new deepwater challenge

    Lynda Tiefel of Tallahassee has two passions. She loves to geocache and adores scuba diving. Last month, she combined her two favorite activities when she hid a new geocache entitled “You are g... READ MORE

  • A clean island is a happy island

    Organizer Ada Long said she wished to thank everyone who helped with the July 5 post Independence
    Day cleanup on St. George Island.

    All agreed that most of the island was cleaner than usual...


  • Buds N Bugs: What’s gumming up the works?

    Several people have brought one of these attractive insects to me over the last few weeks. This is the Eyed Click Beetle (Alaus oculatus). Many of us played with smaller species of click be... READ MORE

  • Great white shark Katharine bypasses island

    On Friday, June 20, a 14-foot, 2,300-pound shark passed about 60 miles south of St. George Island headed west. Experts say she may be headed for Texas.

    Katharine, a white shark (Latin name: ...


  • Webworm tents soon to appear

    The fall webworm, Hyphantria cunea, is a moth known principally for its caterpillar, which builds impressive silk tents that sometimes enclose entire branches of hardwood trees.



  • OAR expands Dog Island’s underwater structure

    A construction crew last week expanded Carrabelle’s 10 Mile Reef system, further enhancing fishing and diving opportunities in and around Dog Island.

    Alan Richardson, who chairs the ...


  • Monofilament fishing line perilous for pelicans

     Fishing is an important part of the Florida lifestyle as well as its economy. In spite of the obvious benefits, this leisure-time activity, on occasion, can lead to problems for birds and ... READ MORE

  • Working to reduce wildfire risk

    Fire season has become a year-round reality in Florida, requiring firefighters and residents to be on heightened alert for the threat of wildfire throughout the year.

    As Florida’s population ...


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