When I left Florida five years ago, hurricanes weren’t high on my list of reasons. It was more the rat race; the traffic, the cost of living, the apathy and oh yeah, no more hurricanes.
Living in South Florida for over twenty years, I’d seen a lot of hurricanes, most notably Hurricane Andrew, a cat 5, that… Continue reading
Hawksbill Sea Turtle
Today, May 1st, marks the first day of sea turtle nesting season in Florida. Sea turtles are such majestic creatures, reptiles who can trace their lineage back to prehistoric times. They have survived the test of time, but… Continue reading
Close to 90% of sea turtle nesting in the US occurs in Florida. The City of Fort Lauderdale advertises sea turtle nesting season (March-October) on its website. Yet, Fort Lauderdale is also a city that… Continue reading | 1 Comment
Its wonderful to see so many ‘green’ back-to-school products this year out in stores. All… Continue reading
Every young student can tell you what are the biggest theme-park attractions in Orlando. But probably very few can tell you about Big Tree Park, home Florida’s oldest and most distinguished resident, the Senator bald cypress tree. Located in Longwood, FL , the Senator majestically looms high as if… Continue reading | 2 Comments
Gardens can be planted year-round in Florida, but fall is the preferred seed-planting season. Below is a planting guide published by the University of Florida/IFAS with
recommendations for vegetable planting by month.
Many factors influence the productivity of a garden -including; soil quality, water, drainage, amount of available sunlight, nutrients and… Continue reading | 20 Comments
Thanksgiving is a recognizable holiday to most Americans but can anyone remember the event that fell on September 25th of this year?
September 25th was Earth Overshoot Day and marked the day when humanity begins living beyond its ecological means.
According to the Global Footprint Network, collectively at the present time, humanity is using 1.4 planets worth of resources. Many people in western countries like the US are… Continue reading | 1 Comment