• Why make so much of fragmentary blue?

    Now appearing in ditches and bogs around the county is enchanting blue Skyflower (Hydrolea corymbosa) also known as Corymb Fiddleaf, Bladderpod or Bagpod.

    The clear blue color of these ...


  • A forgotten fruit for the Forgotten Coast

    Right now, Butia capitata, also known as jelly palm or pindo palm, is loaded with fruit but nobody seems to care.

    Ripe fruit are about the size of large cherry, and yellowish/orange, but can ...


  • Time to sign up for Wild Week tours

    This is a reminder to sign up for one of the Wild Week Island Tours!

    Wild Week, which stands for Wonder - Inspire - Learn - Do, all of which can occur on St. Vincent Island, will take place ...


  • Caitlin’s Cleanup packs 20 bags with trash

    Editor’s note: Caitlin Smith travels to St. George Island every year to visit her grandparents Charolette and Joe Bacher. In 2011 she decided she wanted to give something back to her favorite ...


  • Be extra aware of bears in the fall

    Fall is the most active time of year for Florida black bears as they stock up on calories for the coming winter. Though black bears don’t really need to put on pounds to survive the state’s ... READ MORE

  • Lion tamers wanted, must like to fish

    An invasion is underway off our shores. Two species of lionfish (Pterois volitans, Pterois miles), native to the Asian and African waters, have been introduced to the Gulf of Mexico and the Atl... READ MORE

  • A woman-sized fish

    Donna Martin from Leslie, Georgia, caught this black drum in Apalachicola Bay on Thursday, July 17 around 7 a.m. The fish was approximately 42 inches long, longer than a yard stick, and weighed ...


  • Lions, and Tigers, and 4-H Camp, oh my!

    4-H fun was had by all! Youth from Gulf, Franklin, and Bay counties attended a joint-county five-day, four-night residential camp, July 7-11, at Camp Timpoochee in Niceville.

    This year’s ...


  • 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

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