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Florida Shorebirds See Breeding Bump After Hurricane Michael

In October 2018, Hurricane Michael and its Category 5 winds inflicted tremendous destruction to Florida, causing an estimated $18.4 billion in damage and an eventual 50 deaths in the state. More than a year later, human communities in the state’s Panhandle are continuing to struggle to rebuild, but some Florida [...]

January 14, 2020 admin Journalism/Communications, Nature & Wildlife, Travel & Culture 1

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Quotes: 15 Pastoral Excerpts from ‘The Yearling’

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ 1938 classic “The Yearling” tells of the small Baxter family living off land and animal in rural, forested Florida, long before today’s development, comforts, or conveniences. Around them are (mostly) amiable neighbors, the elements, a country doctor, the community of Volusia, and animal foes and friends, including [...]

July 31, 2019 admin History, Journalism/Communications, Nature & Wildlife 0

The Animal Collective

Scientists race to sample undiscovered species before they vanish — even as many sit on museum shelves. [...]

June 11, 2018 admin Journalism/Communications, Nature & Wildlife, Travel & Culture 0

After Hurricane Irma at Paynes Prairie

In the days after Hurricane Irma, as water continued to rise across Paynes Prairie, Donald Forgione noticed something off about Camps Canal to the southeast of the park’s center. The canal was dug in 1927 by the Camp family to divert incoming water from their farmland on the prairie, providing [...]

April 11, 2018 admin Journalism/Communications, Nature & Wildlife, Photo 0

Ernest Hemingway Quotes: Splashy Excerpts from ‘The Old Man and the Sea’

I passed some Hurricane Irma displacement time by reading Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea,” the story of a poor, aging fisherman who for a long stretch hasn’t been fortunate in his catching efforts. So when he finally hooks what feels to be a massive fish, he doesn’t let go, [...]

September 26, 2017 admin Journalism/Communications, Nature & Wildlife, Reflections 0

In Photos: Zion and Other National Parks in Southern Utah

I finally had the opportunity to edit photos from my family trip in May to five national parks in southern Utah: Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands, and Capitol Reef. In case you can’t tell from the amount of photos selected, Zion was the favorite. But really, the whole region is one [...]

July 31, 2017 admin Nature & Wildlife, Photo, Travel & Culture 0