Sustainable Gift-Giving

I don’t know about you, but my kids have a lot of “stuff.” Legos on my son’s floor, stuffed animals surrounding my daughter’s room—it’s a lot to keep up with. Granted, they have never thrown away a Lego brick or stuffed animal, so they’re not contributing to the landfill (only my lack of sanity), and …

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Thanksgiving and the Sea…

I was trying to think of a topic that could connect Thanksgiving and our marine environment. Like many others, when I think of Thanksgiving images of Pilgrims and native Americans come to mind.  There is the turkey – and I wrote about “turkey fish” (another name for lionfish) last year.  So I continued to think.  …

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Deer Processing Safety

Freshly processed venison. Photo credit: Jennifer Bearden When hunting, food safety begins in the field. The goal is to have safe meat for you and your family to eat.  Here are a few ways to keep your food safe: Shot placement – that’s right. Food safety begins with an accurate shot. Your goal should be …

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Morrison Springs Park – Walton County, Florida

Snorkeler at Morrison Springs – Laura Tiu Morrison Springs Bald Cypress                     There are over 1000 springs identified in Florida. In the Panhandle, the majority of the springs are karst or artesian springs rising deep from the Floridan Aquafer System within the states limestone base.  Springs …

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Don’t Rush Wildlife Plot Planting – Wait for the Rain

A buck chases a doe through plots of wildlife forages being evaluated in 2013 at the University of Florida’s North Florida Research and Education Center. Photo Courtesy of Holly Ober It should be too late in the year for an article about cool season food plots; they should already be up and growing, at the very …

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Oyster Restoration Research in Apalachicola Bay

MEETING NOTICE Oyster Restoration Research in Apalachicola Bay November 15, 2016 From 5 – 6 PM Apalachicola Community Center 1 Bay Avenue Scientists from the University of Florida, and resource managers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will provide an update regarding the experimental …

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APALACHICOLA NATIONAL ESTUARINE RESEARCH RESERVE HOSTS FREE MONARCHS AND MILKWEED TALK

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CALENDAR ANNOUNCEMENT CONTACT: DEP Press Office, 850.245.2112, DEPNews@dep.state.fl.us ~Learn about these amazing butterflies and how to turn your yard into a Monarch haven~ APALACHICOLA NATIONAL ESTUARINE RESEARCH RESERVE HOSTS FREE MONARCHS AND MILKWEED GUEST LECTURE WHAT: “Monarchs and Milkweed” Guest Lecture WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016  2 – 3 p.m. WHERE: Apalachicola National Estuarine Research …

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Sea Turtle Nesting Season Has Officially Ended… and what a season it was

October 31st not only reminds all that the ghost and goblins are out and about, but that the sea turtle nesting season is complete for another year. These federally protected animals typically begin nesting in late April and continue into the month of October – but there is almost always someone late to the party… …

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CARING FOR TREES

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Trees play an important role in Apalachicola’s appeal.  Whether it is a 200 year old moss draped oak tree, or a huge magnolia,our urban forest contributes aesthetically to the city’s overall appeal and our historic landscape.  Trees also provide shade, add value to our homes , and  they have many ecological benefits.  Come hear tree …

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The Once Mightier Ochlockonee, Dismembered by Sea Level Rise

What do the Ochlockonee and Aucilla rivers have in common? Not much, it would seem, beyond the fact that both have headwaters in Georgia and flow through Florida to the Gulf of Mexico. These two rivers do share the distinction of being unusual, although they’re unusual in very different ways. The Ochlockonee runs yellow-brown between Leon …

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