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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.

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An Insider’s Guide to Florida’s Beautiful and Unique Weekiwachee Preserve

A mosaic of marshlands, floodplain forests, shimmering lakes, and grasslands, the Weekiwachee Preserve is an outdoor oasis for nature lovers. Spread over the southwest corner of Hernando County along Florida’s Adventure Coast, the 11,206-acre ecological treasure also serves as a fantastic destination for hiking, biking, paddling, and birdwatching. Bounded by the Weekiwachee.

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Environmentally Sensitive Lands: Acres To Love And Learn From

Florida’s Adventure Coast is rich in unspoiled natural spaces. With outdoor recreation on the rise, ensuring environmental protection is key.

On Florida’s Adventure Coast, the county Environmentally Sensitive Lands (ESL) program was born in 1988. It is a program for the protection of natural resources and accommodating public use of those natural areas.

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Florida’s Adventure Coast Evening Cool Downs

The sun. Those puffy tropical clouds that open with occasional dramatic drenching bursts.
The free-form family hours of swimming, scalloping, boating or just keeping cool. All are late summertime scenes. Here are some ways to wrap the day and enjoy pretty cloud-painted evenings.

Wind down from your summer days with a spectacular Gulf of Mexico water view. Sink your toes into the.

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How To Be A Friend To Nature

“Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert

The United Nations’ approach to Sustainable Tourism for Development revolves around “Travel. Enjoy. Respect.”  and promotes responsible travel.

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Step Into Hardwood Hammock Habitats In Nature’s Place To Play

Part of Florida’s Adventure Coast is defined as a Temperate Hardwood Forest or “Hammock.” This shady habitat contains a rich diversity of trees, shrubs and wildlife. In Florida, the largest temperate hardwood communities occur near Brooksville, Gainesville and Ocala.

What is a hammock anyway?

Hammock refers to stands of trees that form an ecological island within a contrasting ecosystem. Hammocks grow.

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Cypress Lakes Preserve: A Shady Sanctuary

by Jim King

Explore Unique Landscapes
Cypress Lakes Preserve, in eastern Hernando County, covers 331 acres, but seems larger on foot going around the wetlands. The preserve’s value as a nature park is largely due to its unusual variety of vegetation communities and the mixture of wetlands and uplands.

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May Flowers: Some Like It Hot

by Lilly Browning

The first full week in May each year is National Wildflower Week and the Florida’s Adventure Coast landscape boasts an exuberant outdoor color spectrum. Look around for these stars of nature’s gardens.

Late spring and early summer bring a host of blooming beauties throughout Florida’s Adventure Coast. View plenty of flowering plants that withstand our intense heat and.

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