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Florida’s Native American History

November is Native American Heritage Month and Florida is rich in indigenous history. With several historic groups of indigenous peoples, Florida’s was - and is today - a land of plentiful resources.  When we protect our land and water, we protect our history. Aucilla River, provided by Florida Natural Areas

5 Urban Parks that Breathe Life into South Florida

Public Lands. People often think of them as sweeping landscapes, the kind that summon us for weekend getaways and decorate our postcards. They’re remote, breathtaking, and beautiful--but they are not the only public lands we have. Urban parks located within our cities provide accessible ways for people to interact with

Dear Florida: I Love Honeymoon Island’s North Beach

By Linda TheuhaftPalm Harbor, FL I love to be at North Beach because the rocky coastline keeps many people away, and it’s usually pretty quiet except for the rushing sound of the water and the seagulls’ cries. Other waterfowl wander around, as well. I can spend several hours there, reading,

Lady Lupines of Florida

By Mark TancigBontanist, FCV Contributor Early spring is a great time to be out visiting natural areas in Florida. Not only is the temperature and humidity bearable, but there are many eye-catching wildflowers in bloom. One of the most stunning displays of color are the native Lupines. Lupines, or bluebonnets