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.read more..
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.
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.read more..
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?read more..
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.