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Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

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  • Scrub-Jay Festival in Merritt Island

     
    Add another animal-related event to the Valentine's weekend schedule. This comes from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission: The Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Brevard County is hosting the second annual Florida Scrub-Jay...
  • Pick your animal activity or activities Feb. 12

     
    On Saturday, Feb. 12, the first day of Valentine's Day weekend — and Abraham Lincoln's birthday — animal lovers have a huge selection of things to do. Just take a look: Paws in the Park, the SPCA of Central Florida's annual fundraiser, in Lake...
  • Sea-turtle rescuers during winter 2010 receive award

     
    A few of you may remember the harsh winter of 2010 in Florida. Through the bitterly cold temperatures, we blogged about an unprecedented rescue effort – in which people sought out to find thousands of sea turtles that had been stunned by the...
  • Free shuttle wallpaper download for October

     
    This month's free wallpaper download features the launch of Columbia in 1990, framed by sea oats at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. As always, this spectacular photo was made by Orlando Sentinel photographer Red Huber. Download your version...
  • Florida Cruise Homeport Spotlight: Port Canaveral

    Florida Cruise Homeport Spotlight: Port Canaveral
    Established in 1953, this deep-water port on the Atlantic coast of Central Florida, less than an hour's drive from Orlando (about 54 miles from Orlando International Airport), offers a variety of cruises to the Bahamas and the Caribbean including three-,...
  • Shuttle gone, Brevard hopes eco-tourism launches new era

    Shuttle gone, Brevard hopes eco-tourism launches new era
    Kayaking in the Mosquito Lagoon on a moonless summer night reveals blazing stars and comets — not in the sky but in waters thick with "bioluminescent" plankton. When mullet jump out of the water, they look like rockets shooting off. Though the...
  • Death of shuttle is killing Titusville

    Death of shuttle is killing Titusville
    TITUSVILLE — This city never wanted the space program. Fifty years later, Titusville is getting its wish. The shuttle is ending, Constellation is canceled, the city is dying, and there is no Buck Rogers from Washington coming to the rescue. "I...
  • Vea de cerca plataforma de lanzamiento de cohetes

    Vea de cerca plataforma de lanzamiento de cohetes
    Por primera vez en la historia de los 50 años del Kennedy Space Center, NASA está dando acceso para que los visitantes recorran una de las plataformas de lanzamiento desde las cuales fueron lanzados los transbordadores espaciales y los cohetes lunares...
  • In Northeast Florida: Pirate's lore and a lovely sunset

    Northeast Florida Hang out with pirates and ghosts (Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island): Ghost tours, pirates and an annual shrimp festival are the highlights of a port town that is only a couple of hours by car from Central Florida, though it's almost at...
  • Vigil tomorrow in Brevard County to mark 50th day of oil spill

     
    A group is planning a vigil tomorrow in Indian Harbor Beach to mark the 50th day since the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster. Organizer Vicki Impoco said several organizations and dozens of people from all walks of life are expected to participate in the...
  • Banjos, birds make this Titusville road trip worth it

    Banjos, birds make this Titusville road trip worth it
    It's blast-offs, not banjos, that come to mind when one thinks of Titusville. Yet the home of the Kennedy Space Center also is headquarters for an internationally known instrument company that specializes in banjos — and a curious assortment of...