Anhinga in front of Weeki Wachee Spring

Meet The Amazing Anhinga

You’ve no doubt seen their unmistakable silhouette; those outstretched wings and long, graceful neck belong to the Anhinga. Learn why this sleek American darter is also referred to as a Snake Bird.

Great swimmers and adept hunters, Anhingas spend a lot of time underwater. Seen in waterways, with only their beak pointed skyward and body submerged, they are sometimes mistaken.

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Brooksville Native American Festival

Native American Place Names on Florida’s Adventure Coast

Long before today’s culturally blended society, Florida’s Adventure Coast was populated by Native Americans. It doesn’t take long to notice the lasting evidence of those original populations in the names of locations still in use today. Many of the names trace back to the Seminole Indians, reflecting the Muskogean language family, originating as either Creek or Miccosukee.

Here is a.

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Boat Returning to Bayport Park, Weeki Wachee

Let’s Go There!

When it’s time for you, we’ll be ready.

We all need something to look forward to again. And nothing is more exciting than planning that next perfect getaway. The one that can’t get here soon enough. Because the journey begins the moment we decide to go somewhere. Anywhere. It’s time to feel that feeling once again. Let’s get inspired. Let’s.

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September’s Sensational Songbirds

While there are many species of birds that live in Florida’s Adventure Coast all year around, September is the best month to look for songbirds that are migrating in the fall. These birds have spent the summer nesting and raising their chicks in the northern states and Canada, and are now passing through the county as they fly to.

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Oyster reef deployment, Floridas Adventure Coast

Caring Collaborations: Humans help Wildlife on Florida’s Adventure Coast

An abundance of natural spaces and undeveloped coastline means Nature’s Place to Play is brimming with wildlife. A sunshine state outdoor recreation mecca, it’s also home to some unique species and their vigilant protectors.

From habitat defense and rescue to boosting public awareness, committed individuals and human networks help preserve ecosystems found nowhere else.

Recently established, The Nature.

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On Cypress Trail Floridas Adventure Coast

14 Trails to Capture Your Imagination in Nature’s Place to Play

Explore Extraordinary Trails with Loads of Wide Open Spaces

Florida’s Adventure Coast is known as Nature’s Place to Play. Thanks to unique land and waterscapes, it’s home to an unmatched array of plant, animal and aquatic life. From pristine forests to flowing freshwater and the vast Gulf of Mexico, this natural world invites your exploration by foot,.

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Natural Wonders – Sandhill Cranes

You’ve seen them around. At around four feet tall with a five foot wingspan, Sandhill Cranes are hard to miss. These large birds with their long legs, distinctive gray plumage, red crest and long beak like to vocally announce their presence with loud, rattling calls – often in unison. They are seen and heard widely throughout Florida’s Adventure Coast.


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Jenkins Creek Boat Hernando County Floridas Adventure Coast

How to be a Kind Coastal Visitor in Nature’s Place to Play

by Brittany Hall-Scharf

“Take only memories, leave nothing but footprints.” – Chief Seattle

Did you know that volunteers collected 23,396 pieces of trash from the coastal communities, dredge islands, and marine waters along Hernando County during the 2018 and 2019 Coastal Cleanups hosted by UF/IFAS Extension.

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The 8 Best Ways to Experience the Rich Ecological Diversity on Florida’s Adventure Coast

The tapestry of natural areas, parks, and preserves along Florida’s Adventure Coast support a spectacular diversity of flora and fauna. Spread along the Gulf of Mexico, the region offers 200,000 acres of protected parklands to explore, along with pristine rivers, swathes of old-growth forest, and the beautiful waters of the Gulf. From birding walks to family cycling trips.

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male Scarlet Tanager Brooksville

Search for Spring Songbirds

World Migratory Bird Day is May 9, but on Florida’s Adventure Coast, it’s April that is songbird season. While there are many species of birds that live here year-round, April is the best month to look for songbirds that are migrating in the spring. These birds have.

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