Florida's Adventure Coast Blog

Look Around the Coast for Snowbirds of the Feathered Variety

Snowbirds for Snowbirds

Pleasant winter weather also attracts northerners of the feathered sort throughout Nature’s Place to Play. Thanks to our coastline, wetlands, parks and sprawling forests, migratory and resident birds find places to gather that are also enjoyable for human snowbird viewing.

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Have You Seen a Bald Eagle Today?

Look Up for the American Bald Eagle

Have you caught the flash of a white tail or feathered head as you look around Florida's Adventure Coast? As stunning as they are, for those looking, American bald eagle sightings are not rare around here.

Florida has the largest bald eagle population in the...

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Chassahowitzka Rattlesnake Camp Road Entrance Walk-Through

In Fall 2017, the Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area (WMA), managed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, debuted a new entrance and check station. South of its former location, the new entrance is across from Centralia Road. 

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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...

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You Can Help Protect Manatees Along Florida's Adventure Coast

It is that time of year again! Manatee slow speed zones are in effect. It is important to abide by these speed restrictions between October 1 and April 30 each year.

Florida manatees are slow-moving marine mammals found in shallow, coastal waters and rivers. They spend large portions of their...

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Plant Native For Beauty, Simplicity and Butterflies

Welcome to the Sunshine State, where everything grows! Here in Nature’s Place to Play, our subtropical climate means varied - sometimes exotic - plant life. And, with a little planting planning, they can easily beautify your world with color and life.   

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Tiny raptor: Southeastern American Kestrel

A raptor, the Southeastern American Kestrel is the smallest of the falcons. Colorful males flaunt plumage of blue-grey wings, russet accents on the back and with black spots and white undersides with black barring. The female, slightly larger than the male, displays muted shades of brown with...

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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...

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