Tag Archive: April

Celebrate Gopher Tortoise Day – April 10

This gopher tortoise was found in the dune fields on a barrier island – an area where they were once found. Photo: DJ Zemenick The state of Florida has designated Sunday April 10 as “Gopher Tortoise Day”.  The objective is to bring awareness to this declining species and, hopefully, an interest in protecting it.   …

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Beekeeping in the Panhandle Workshop & Trade Show April 1 & 2

The Beekeeping in the Panhandle Working Group is pleased to offer the 5th Annual Beekeepers Field Day And Trade Show 2016 Beekeeping is one of the fastest growing hobby and commercial endeavors in Florida.  There is much to learn and share about this fascinating trade. The workshop and trade show offers something for every level and …

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April Shows DO Bring May Flowers – Discovering the Panhandle – Barrier Islands

  This month there were many more plants flowering… it is true that April showers do bring May flowers. May not only brings more flowers but more tourists. Everyone is out enjoying the weather, including some wildlife. I was happy to include Florida Master Naturalist Paul Bennett on this hike and he was very helpful …

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April Showers Bring May… Snakes

This rhyme has been around for decades suggesting that rain increases during the month of April.  In recent years the amount we have received has caused local flooding, and most in Escambia County will remember receiving 26” of rain in 24 hours! These heavy localized rain events have certainly removed pollen from the air but …

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“And then it began to rain”… the April edition of Discovering the Panhandle

As we left the winter months and headed into spring I was expecting a lot of new blooms, new animal tracks, and more live encounters with wildlife… and then the rain began.  I do not know if the entire panhandle has been getting what Pensacola has but the rain has been nonstop for over a …

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