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Take a First Day Hike!

I start every year with a First Day Hike. In my household, hiking on January 1st has become a tradition. In 2017, we strolled our local neighborhood trail. In 2018 and 2019, we hiked J.R. Alford Greenway in Tallahassee. This year, we’ll venture out to Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State

Notes from the Field: Bear Creek Educational Forest

I’m a big fan of butterflies and pretty much all pollinating, six-legged creatures. At Bear Creek Educational Forest, I was in for a treat. My Florida Master Naturalist class (UF/IFAS) welcomed bug expert, Billy Boothe to lead us on an insect adventure. It turns out, we can tell a lot

Celebrating Amendment 1’s Five-Year Anniversary

This time five years ago, Florida voters overwhelmingly approved the Water and Land Conservation Amendment (“Amendment 1”) and effectively added it to the state constitution. Getting Amendment 1 on the ballot and approved by voters was no easy feat, but victory was sweet. With about 75% approval across the state,