Sands of Florida, Sands of Time

With travel restrictions for safety and work, short-distance vacations and “staycations” might be more common in the coming months. Luckily, living in Florida we have dozens and dozens of beautiful places to visit all before you need to refuel or recharge your vehicle. Driving to beaches never

Bringing Nature Indoors

I had never really thought of indoor plants as much more than just for decoration. I have since learned there is much more than what just meets the eye. Our inhale is possible only through the product of plant photosynthesis. Reciprocally, our exhale is what plants need to carry out this

Trees on Fire

  It’s flower season in Florida! Well, to be fair, it’s always flower season in Florida. You don’t get named the land of flowers if you don’t always have something in bloom. I digress…    It’s summer, its rainy, and one of the most flamboyant trees in the world is in full

Outdoor Introspection

As I hit the road for a ten-hour drive north, I said a temporary goodbye to the familiar Florida terrain. Palm trees turned into pine trees, and oranges into peaches. Rolling hills welcomed me with open arms. I would spend a week visiting with Florida’s upstairs neighbor- Georgia. The lush

Animal Crossing

  Have you ever heard of a fish called a “Barreleye?” No? Neither did I, at least not until I started playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Animal Crossing is a current video game for the Nintendo Switch. The goal for New Horizons is to design your island by planting trees and flowers and

Room With A View

Like many people, I have spent a lot of time telecommuting for work this year. This has led to an unanticipated benefit – getting to better know the wildlife in my own backyard! A common sight of many South Florida housing developments, my community contains a small manmade lake connected to

Wolf’s Milk Slime Mold

Y’all, wilderness is wild! One of the most fun parts of environmental studies is uncovering just how complex, and intricate every single little thing is. With that in mind, I would like to introduce you to one of my newer discoveries: slime mold! So, I’ve heard of slime molds before. I am sure

Up Close and Personal with our Neighbors, the Florida's State Butterfly

  Passion flowers, with over 550 varieties, have some of the most unique flowers around and became especially popular during the Victorian Era. Most kinds of passion flowers can produce passion fruit popularly referred to as maracuja. The passion flower is also a host to many different

Mystery Nest

Mystery Nest One sunny day while rearranging my butterfly garden pots, I found what I thought to be a snake’s nest underneath one of the pots! There were 7 fairly large oval eggs, each about 1-2 inches long, next to about 7 inches of what looked like a snake’s tail! As the animal backed out a

Together We Can Save Sea Turtles

While you're enjoying our beaches and waterways, it's always a good idea for keep an eye out for injured wildlife. Gumbo Limbo’s Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility relies on the community to help us locate and respond to injured sea turtles.  An injured sea turtle will likely have washed up