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  • Great places to pitch a tent in Florida

    Great places to pitch a tent in Florida
    Florida possesses an embarrassment of riches in luxury accommodations at resorts and hotels, a huge draw for almost everyone vacationing in the state, whether residents or out-of-staters. But the state also has a wealth of more primitive accommodations: national, state and county parks looking out on scenery uniquely Floridian and unquestionably gorgeous.
  • Florida Springs Guide: Blue Spring State Park

    Florida Springs Guide: Blue Spring State Park
    Blue Spring State Park 2100 West French Avenue Orange City, Florida 32763 Phone: 386-775-3663 The largest spring on the St. Johns River, Blue Spring is a designated Manatee Refuge and the winter home (mid-November through March) to a growing population...

    A buddy to the manatees

    A buddy to the manatees
    November is Manatee Awareness Month.  It’s a time to appreciate these gentle giants often referred to as sea cows. I recently found an image I captured underwater in 1990 of Blue Spring State Park Ranger Wayne Hartley with a young manatee named...

    The underwater world of the manatee

    The underwater world of the manatee
      As the weather cools down in Florida, manatees return to warmer waters. Manatee season started November 15, and extends to March 1. Also known as a sea cow, the West Indian Manatee are a protected species. In early November I reached out to Lynne...

    Take a lazy river tour of St. Johns

    Take a lazy river tour of St. Johns
    There's an old joke about why the St. Johns River flows north, but out of respect for our good friends from Georgia, I won't repeat it here. Instead, how about a good source for facts about the longest river in Florida? That would be the St. Johns...