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Sea Beans of the Florida Keys

Sea Beans or “drift seeds” are actually any type of bean, fruit or seed that is adapted for long distance travel via ocean currents. Most are produced by tropical trees, and they can be found on distant beaches after drifting thousands of miles through ocean currents. Here are the Sea Beans we have found in the Florida Keys! Sea Hearts- …

Marine Debris: A Whale of a problem!

“PLASTICS MAKE IT POSSIBLE!” Maybe you remember this ad campaign for plastics from the 90’s? I definitely do! “Plastics make it Possible!”  I think its about time we started talking about what it is exactly that plastics have made possible? Many of my favorite childhood memories are staged on a clean and beautiful beach somewhere on the east coast(most commonly …

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Birding Florida- The American Redstart

Even when I’m not out seeking nature, Mother Nature has a way of calling my attention to her beauty! A rainy day had me stuck inside today doing office work. Luckily I got a little nature break not even a step away from my front door!! We noticed this super cute little orange and black bird hanging out on a …

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Florida Keys Happenings: Great White Heron Rescue!

This morning I was taking my dogs on a walk to a really cool undeveloped waterfront lot in my neighborhood that is full of trails and has many native plant and bird species. It is a really neat escape into nature that is just 2 blocks from my house. When I made it to the far edge of the property I heard …

Florida Keys Lobster Mania 2015

Florida’s lobster mini season begins Wednesday, July 29th at 12:01 am. I can’t think of a better time to write a blog post about these critters! People literally come out of the woodwork for lobster mini season. In 2014 over 120,000 lobster permits where purchased in the state of Florida. Measured in dollars the spiny lobster fishery is the largest …