Category Archives: Florida

𝗙𝗹𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮 𝗕𝗼𝗼𝗸𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗗𝗮𝘆! November 15, 2014

bookstoreday-poster-smallClick here to find a celebration near you and to submit your design for a special release poster based on our famous Florida book 𝘈 𝘓𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘙𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥 by Patrick D. Smith.

The inaugural Florida Bookstore Day will be a day-long event celebrating independent and used bookstores, local authors and small presses in various cities throughout the Sunshine State.

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Great Summer Reading on Florida’s Oceans

What better to read and learn about during summer than Florida’s Oceans!

The Oceans of Florida

This young adult book features the astonishing abundance of marine life found in Florida’s offshore waters. More than 1,000 species of saltwater fish have been identified. Add to that number the invertebrates, algae, grasses, seaweeds, plankton, and all of the other creatures that call the ocean home, and you’ll discover an amazing world of life surrounding you in Florida’s oceans.

About the Author

A native Floridian, Peggy Lantz is former editor of the Florida Native Plant Society’s magazine, The Palmetto, and the Florida Audubon Society’s magazine, The Florida Naturalist. She co-authored The Young Naturalist’s Guide to Florida with Wendy Hale. Ms. Lantz lives in Woodsmere in west Orange County, Florida, the community settled by her grandfather in 1914. Wendy Hale worked as a park ranger for Canaveral National Seashore before joining the Florida Audubon Society as an environmental educator. She moved from Florida to Wales several years ago.

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Beach snapshots – Two women headed for the water with a surfboard, Key Biscayne

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Credit:  State Archives of Florida, Ozzie Sweet, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/82983

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Beach snapshots – Cocoa Beach, Florida

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Credit: James Gaines, State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/131877

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Florida Facts: Did You Know?

In what year was the Florida panther declared an endangered species?

1958

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Photo: (State animal of Florida, a panther, State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/18772)

Question from The Florida Quiz Book by Hollee Temple

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Beach snapshots

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Credit: Some rights reserved by jeffgolden!

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Beach snapshots – Fort Walton Beach, Florida

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Credit: State Archives of Florida (Holland, Karl E., 1919-1993.), Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/95273

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Florida Facts: Did You Know?

How are the rattles on a dusky pygmy rattlesnake different from the rattles of the canebrake or diamondback rattlesnakes?

Dusky pygmy rattlesnakes rattles are tiny, barely audible, and sound like a buzzing insect. 

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Photo: (Diamond back rattlesnake, State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/149281)

Question from The Florida Quiz Book by Hollee Temple

 

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Beach Snapshots, People on the beach – Daytona Beach, Florida

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Florida Facts: Did You Know?

Is the water in the Everglades fresh water or salt water?

Fresh water

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Photo: (Alligator basking in the sun in the Everglades – Everglades, Florida by Liddle, Thomas E., Jr., State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/13484)

Question from The Florida Quiz Book by Hollee Temple

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