• Buds N Bugs: Snappers, handle with care

    The common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) is a large freshwater turtle whose natural range extends from southeastern Canada, southwest to the edge of the Rocky ...

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  • Create a winter hummingbird haven

    Many people in Alabama and Florida enjoy ruby-throated hummingbirds during the summer and fall but are not aware a hummingbird might spend the winter in their yard. People take down their feeders...

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  • Sanderlings common winter shorebird

    Sanderlings are small, plump sandpipers with a stout bill about the same length as the head. These and other small sandpipers in the genus Calidris are often called “peeps.”

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  • Common dayflowers come in two varieties

    Commelina is a genus of approximately 170 species of plant commonly called dayflowers because flowers generally fade the day they open. They are less often known as widow's ...

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  • Tug of the water draws boating enthusiasts

    A group of wandering boaters came together in Franklin County last month to share their latest adventures.

    On the weekend of Oct. 25, about 40 owners of C-Dory or Ranger Tug cabin cruisers ...

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  • Oleander a pretty poison

    Oleander is an evergreen shrub or small tree in the dogbane family.

    It is found virtually everywhere where temperature permits its cultivation. This plant is so widely ...

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  • Bottlebrush from down under

    The ornamental plant, Callistemon citrinus, is commonly known as bottlebrush, red bottlebrush or lemon bottlebrush because of its cylindrical, brush like flowers. 

    It is a...

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  • Stone crab season now open

    Florida’s recreational and commercial stone crab claw harvest season opens Oct. 15 in state and federal waters. To ensure this valuable resource is available for generations to come, take care ...

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  • Purple queen makes an easy houseplant

    Tradescatia pallida is a Wandering Jew known by the trade name “purple queen.” This is a sprawling evergreen perennial plant, sometimes commonly referred to Moses in the Cradle.

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  • Nature photo contest to benefit animals

    The Florida Wild Mammal Association (FWMA) is sponsoring its seventh annual photography contest. This year the four categories are Florida native wildlife; other wildlife, meaning any animal shot... READ MORE


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