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This weekend, we went RV camping for the first time at Tomoka State Park, which is located in Ormond Beach in Volusia County. We stayed in campsite number 78. Tomoka State Park is located in a beautiful scenic area that many people drive past because it's known for how gorgeous... Read more →


Dung Beetles at Long Leaf Pine Preserve in Volusia County

Here is a video I took this week at Long Leaf Pine Preserve. We spotted some dung beetles and I couldn't resist. The kids loved checking them out. They actually roll the dung with their back legs, which is interesting. Dung beetles will either roll the dung to their home... Read more →


There are a lot of hiking opportunities in the Bulow Woods. While we have hiked starting from where the Fairchild Oak is in Ormond Beach, we haven't done it from where the Plantation Ruins Historic State Park is in Flagler Beach until this week. When you go to the Blow... Read more →


Over spring break, we camped again at Hanna Park, located in Jacksonville. As we were headed out one day, we saw a sign that said Fort Caroline and the Timucuan Preserve was to the right. I did a quick google search to see what it was all about, I was... Read more →


Over spring break, we camped again at Hanna Park, located in Jacksonville. While we hiked there at the park, we also left the park to hike in nearby places. One of them was at the University of North Florida Wildlife Sanctuary and Loftin Nature Trails. The trails are open to... Read more →