Tag Archive: Nature

Fooling Mother Nature for January Foals

Horses are seasonal breeders Source: Myhorseuniversit.vudat.msu.edu When day length is getting shorter, mares begin to grow winter hair coats, their estrous cycles become erratic, then they stop ovulating for a period of time that is called anestrous.  After December 21st (winter solstice) the days begin to lengthen. The mare perceives subtle changes in daylight and, …

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Nature Tourism in the Panhandle – the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) – 30A in Walton County

The “Prayer of the Woods” is an attitude that many in this part of the panhandle try to live. Photos: Molly O’Connor 30A in south Walton County is a special place. Undiscovered for years, then developed… but developed more sustainably than most coastal panhandle communities – this area has now become a go-to destination for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/06/17/nature-tourism-in-the-panhandle-the-intracoastal-waterway-icw-30a-in-walton-county/

Nature Tourism in the Panhandle – the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) – Point Washington Walton County

ALL PHOTOS:   MOLLY O’CONNOR Continuing our “ecotour” of the Florida Panhandle along the ICW, this month’s stop is in Walton County. Arguably one of the fastest growing counties in the state, South Walton has become a favorite with many.  Relatively undeveloped (as compared to neighboring counties) Walton has an opportunity to develop smarter… and for …

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Explore and Create with Nature at your 4-H Club Meetings

As the autumn temperatures continue to fall, and we fill our days and evenings with more time outside, many of us yearn to enjoy the natural beauties of the environment without the humidity, extreme heat, and summer insects. During the activity portion of each 4-H Club meeting is a great time to explore and create …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/11/22/explore-and-create-with-nature-at-your-4-h-club-meetings/