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Spanish moss flowers from spring to fall

Did you know Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides) is a flowering plant?  Spanish moss is a native, perennial epiphytic herb. It is not Spanish, nor a moss, but a flowering plant. The slender, wiry, long, branching stems (reaching 8m or more) … Continue reading

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FWC provides tips for living with alligators

The American alligator is a conservation success story. Florida has a healthy and stable alligator population, which is estimated at 1.3 million and consists of alligators of every size. They are an important part of Florida’s ecosystem, but should be … Continue reading

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Gulf coast lupine blooms along South Walton area beaches

Beautiful blue shrub a welcomed sight In the springtime, sand dunes along the beaches in South Walton are dolloped with beautiful blue lupine. The gulf coast lupine (Lupinus westianus) is a native plant and endemic to Northwest Florida. Lupine habitats … Continue reading

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Nature Conservancy hosting estuary program in Santa Rosa Beach April 7

The Nature Conservancy will be hosting an Estuary meeting on Friday, April 7th from 10 am – 12 pm in the South Walton Annex Boardroom located at 31 Coastal Centre Blvd. in Santa Rosa Beach. The meeting’s purpose is to … Continue reading

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Plastic pollution program in DeFuniak Springs April 5

Date/time: Wed., April 5, 2 – 4 p.m. Dr. Laura Tiu, Marine Science Agent for Walton and Okaloosa Counties will discuss Micro Plastics, a new term which is being tossed about, but what’s with all the fuss? The rise of … Continue reading

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Florida Forest Service releases new fire information app

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Forest Service today announced the release of “FLBurnTools,” a new mobile app to inform the public about drought, wildfire danger and wildfire activity. Prescribed burn practitioners can also use the … Continue reading

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