LAND It's #FlowerFriday. Time to stop and smell the Coreopsis floridana

It's #FlowerFriday. Time to stop and smell the Coreopsis floridana

THE DAILY FRAY
October 20, 2017 9:04 am

Hello Coreopsis floridana, aka Florida tickseed, a perennial but short-lived wildflower with soft stems and yellow flowers that grows 2 to 3 feet in moist pinelands, prairies, edges of cypress swamps, moist ditches and swales and flowers in the fall and winter. Butterflies love the nectar. MORE »

OLAS Space Coast photographer Jessica Simmons elevates hobby to artistry

Space Coast photographer Jessica Simmons elevates hobby to artistry

THE DAILY FRAY
October 19, 2017 8:48 am

Jessica Simmons is a Florida nature photographer based in the Space Coast. She became serious about shooting pictures around age 27, starting close to home. “In fact as soon as I got my camera I went straight to the backyard to see what I could find,” Simmons said. “It’s truly amazing what you can see when you’re watching the natural world through the lens.” MORE-»
MOTION Four of Florida's reclusive stars achieve Fed's protection

Four of Florida's reclusive stars achieve Fed's protection

THE DAILY FRAY
October 8, 2017 10:00 am

The Center for Biological Diversity added four plants to an expanding win column for imperiled Florida species when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last week protected the pineland crabgrass, Everglades bully, pineland sandmat, and prairie clover. MORE-»
LAND Fort Hamer Bridge, youthful vision, set for finishing touch

Fort Hamer Bridge, youthful vision, set for finishing touch

By JOHN HOWELL The Daily Fray
October 7, 2017 10:15 pm

For conservation groups, the bridge was about a delicate stretch of wetlands. Neighbors feared for property values. Rocketing residential growth was sinking in and raising safety concerns for Manatee County officials. But for a Parrish student, the bridge was about history, common sense, and his mom. MORE-»
5=Q&A USF's Hennig, 'Tampa Bay Water Story' make a splash

USF's Hennig, 'Tampa Bay Water Story' make a splash

By JOHN HOWELL The Daily Fray
November 9, 2016 9:12 pm

Katy Hennig has always been close to the water. She moved to Sarasota from Long Island, New York, at age 10. She attended the University of Tampa with a swimming scholarship. And this weekend her film, “Tampa Bay Water Story,” is ready for a splash at the Blue Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Summit in St. Petersburg. MORE-»

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» "Tampa Bay Water Story" by Katy Hennig of the University of South Florida offers a 12-minute look into a collaborative effort to monitor, maintain and care for Tampa Bay. The film was honored at the Blue Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Summit in St. Petersburg.



 Farther out

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» When Gulf Coast Floridians reflect on Hurricane Irma, they will forever remember "The Wobble." How the slightest shift affected the monster storm's path, preventing coastal communities from a total wipeout. (Tampa Bay Times)


mosquitomicroscope (2).jpg» Monster mosquitoes vs. Zika (Tampa Bay Times)


» NOAA: 10-16 tropical storms (Associated Press)


» Inside an "otherworldly" Cuba (Orlando Sentinel)


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