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Hammock Happenings - July 2020

Don't Mess with Mockingbirds

There is a large bougainvillea bush right at a fork in the pathway to my house. It has beautiful dark green foliage with purple flowers, and an abundance of long thorns. My son and I heard peeping one day and decided to investigate. We looked into the bush and found a bird’s nest with 2 or 3 baby

Why Bugs?

Growing up, the only bugs I liked were lady bugs. Lady bugs have a pretty good reputation among kids, they are small, don’t bite and their bright red wings make them visually pleasing and recognizable. Beyond lady bugs, I was not interested in coming across anything with six legs (or eight, but I’ll

Spark Your Heart

People know me as an avid nature lover and outdoorsmen. I look the part too; beard, flannel, and nature stickers covering my Nalgene bottle and laptop. My countless outdoor adventure stories further cement my status as the tree hugging nature dude. So here’s the kicker, I went on my first

Registration for Virtual Environmental Camp is Open

Blue Land Crab - No Vacancy

One morning my next-door neighbor told me a giant crab went after her chihuahua the previous night. She told me to watch out, but I was not too concerned about a crab. The next day I went out my backdoor to be greeted by the biggest, and most beautiful crab I have ever seen in my life! The crab

Nature, Our Shared Love

Growing up in South Florida during the 1990s-2000s, I was immersed in nature at an early age. I remember my friends and I would play outside all day riding bikes, fishing, sometimes even catching a fish or two, but mostly just enjoying being outside. Throughout my childhood I was fortunate

The Boardwalk is Open

Visit the Gumbo Limbo Boardwalk to enjoy a half mile-round trip walk through the Coastal Hammock Forest. Before you visit, please note the following: The Boardwalk will be accessible from the Red Reef West parking lot only. The Boardwalk will be open 7:30 am – sunset Parking fees apply

Hammock Happenings - June 2020

Gumbo Limbo may be closed, but we have been hard at work.  Check out this special edition of Hammock Happenings: Closed But Still Caring to learn what the Gumbo Limbo team have been doing these last few months. Read "Back to Basics" by Christie Collins in our Nature Blog.   Do you know what

Back to Basics

Being a nature nerd from way back, I have evolved my hobbies to include gadgets, books, phone applications, special camera lenses, this list goes on. You name it and I have it or at least know about it. When the quarantine was implemented and parks closed, like many others, I started wondering