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August 2013

As someone who loves seashells I was thrilled when we came across the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum years ago. It's located on Sanibel Island, a place that we go every March just to collect seashells, because the shelling there is amazing! Since discovering it we have stopped in several times over... Read more →



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I have a great shell collection of all seashells that I have found on Florida beaches. I never purchase seashells from stores. Why? Because the ones that are in stores generally come from animals that have been killed for their shell. I never want an animal to die so that... Read more →



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Today we decided to spend the day at Juniper Springs. From where I live in Port Orange it is around an hour 's drive to get there. Located a little further away from Alexander Springs, it is surrounded by the Ocala National Forest. Juniper Springs is a 13 million gallon... Read more →



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Last week I shared a blog post about a plant that eats bugs (the pitcher plant). Today I'm going to share pictures of another one - the bladderwort. The bladderwort is an aquatic plant that grows in wetland areas. It is a free floating, meaning that it does not grow... Read more →



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Twice within the last week we have come across the golden silk spider while on our nature activities. They have awesome looking web's that distinguish them from others. The golden silk spider is not poisonous. It could bite you if you pick it up and pinch it (according to the... Read more →



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