Category Archives: Nature

The Rich Biodiversity in the Everglades

Species diversity is a measure of community complexity Located at the southern tip of the Florida peninsula encompassing 1.5 million acres, the Everglades is a national treasure. Everglades National Park was established in 1934 and dedicated in 1947 to protect … Continue reading

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Two People That Saved The Everglades – Earnest Coe & Marjory Stoneman Douglas

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.”     Margret Mead The Everglades are the largest wilderness of any kind east of the Mississippi. Everglades National … Continue reading

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An Eight Million Year Old Living Species – The American Alligator

Alligators are a symbol of wildlife and untouched lands in the Southeastern United States. We are all connected in the intricate web of life on planet Earth.  During an excursion into Big Cypress Swamp and Everglades National Park in southern … Continue reading

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A Composition on Decomposition

Exploring an Eastern Woodland Healthy woodlands play an important part of maintaining biodiversity in the environment. They provide a habitat for all manner of species, flora and fauna. If that woodland dies off, from natural causes or removed by man, … Continue reading

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A Season of Crystals

For The Beauty Of The Earth From under obscured skies and clouds small crystals drift down to land softly and settle into growing mounds of white. Green pine and fir stand in contrast whilst bending boughs cushion the accumulating tiny … Continue reading

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Wood heat at the Lower Farm

“In winter we lead a more inward life. Our hearts are warm and cheery, like cottages under drifts, whose windows cheerfully ascends….We enjoy now, not an oriental, but a boreal leisure, around warm stoves and fireplaces, and watch the shadow … Continue reading

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Pele, Ohia and Lehua

The Lehua is known as Pele’s Flower The Ohia Lehua Tree has been sacred to the Hawaiian people since ancient times. It is  usually associated with the volcano deity Pele and often mentioned in legends, hula, songs, and chants.

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