In this series we have looked at where the concept of climate change came from and how climate has changed over the centuries. We looked closer at the changes over the last decade and what the most recent IPCC report is telling us. We also ... READ MORE
Over my years of leading people on interpretive trail hikes, I have learned it is particularly important to know the names of whatever happens to be in bloom. These flowers are eye-catching, and inevitably someone will ask what they are. ... READ MORE
In a garden with a variety of flowers, pollinators will be abundant. Sometimes we don’t always recognize the specific pollinator when we see it, but there are some native pollinators that leave other signs of their activity. One of our medium-sized ... READ MORE
We’re highlighting all things Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) in 2021 as the program marks its 20th anniversary. To learn more about FMNP, view the first blog post here.
By Justina Dacey and Rick O’Connor
If there were ... READ MORE
Movies set in the deep South often start with sweeping views of ancient live oak or cypress trees draped with Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides). The mysterious-looking plant lends a haunting feel to a landscape. But believe it or not, ... READ MORE
I am not going to lie; slime molds are weird. They are weird in a “star role in a cheesy 70’s horror flick” kind of way. They come in nearly every shade of the rainbow and a wide variety of shapes, from fluorescent yellow piles and ... READ MORE
Late August is prime time for floating or canoeing down north Florida’s slow-moving, cold-water rivers. It is favorite summer tradition for our family, floating for hours in inner tubes and stopping to jump off rope swings.
If you drift ... READ MORE
Unfortunately the Panhandle Outdoors Live events that we have enjoyed for the past several years are not possible right now. Given the limitations of the current situation, the Panhandle Outdoors team has moved ... READ MORE
Over the last eight weeks we have learned a lot about the magic molecule we call water.
In Lesson 1 we learned that it is a polar – that it is like a magnet and thus, attaches to itself and separates many other compounds. Though we ... READ MORE
In our series Water, the Magic Molecule we have done lessons that have covered several topics concerning water.
- We know that water is a polar molecule, and because of this can dissolve most organic and inorganic compounds that ... READ MORE