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Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

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  • Florida's space agency launches new pitch for commercial rockets

    Florida's space agency launches new pitch for commercial rockets
    In the war between the states for the emerging commercial-rocket-launch industry, Florida is scrambling to regain momentum after a key rival — Texas — has all but secured victory in a major battle.
  • Meet Florida's most-stunning bird

    Meet Florida's most-stunning bird
    Growing up in Florida, fishing the saltwater flats surrounded by mangrove trees, I would often see the unique Roseate Spoonbill.  It’s an elegant, rose-colored bird with a shovel like beak and I believe that it could be Florida’s most-stunning...

    Wildlife refuge still a quiet gem

    Although the government shutdown has ended, the Visitor Center at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge was still closed on my recent visit to this quiet gem, one of almost a dozen national parks and monuments in Florida. A park volunteer at the...

    Condos, villas and suites may be the ticket for reunions

    Condos, villas and suites may be the ticket for reunions
    Family reunions are just around the corner for many. Planning for this type of trip is important, as these reunions that offer opportunities to reconnect, catch up on each other’s lives and have fun together can also be tricky to arrange...

    Birders ready to flock to Titusville

    Birders ready to flock to Titusville
    When it comes to bird-watching, or sighting other critters in the wild, I'm often reduced to acting like that annoying guy in the movie theater who doesn't understand what just happened in a big-budget spy thriller. I'm the one leaning over the person...