The Big Florida Hunt of 1869

The Big Florida Hunt of 1869

The year of the big hunt was 1869. Florida had been part of the United States for only 48 years and Pinellas County was just getting its start. In fact, it was not yet called by that name. It was a wild, and as yet untamed area in that year. Wild animals roamed freely; too […]

Life among Florida Mangroves

Life among Florida Mangroves

Mangroves trees are a common sight along the coast of Florida, some growing only to the size of bushes while others reach heights of fifty feet or more. But who really cares about mangrove trees? If you knew more about them, you might be more interested. Not only do they create a habitat for a […]

Discovering the Artificial Reefs of the Florida Gulf Coast

Discovering the Artificial Reefs of the Florida Gulf Coast

Pinellas County Artificial Reefs Little known to most tourists at Clearwater Beach, St Pete Beach and the various tourists stops of the Central Gulf Coast are a series of artificial reefs located just off the coast. The reefs vary in distance from the shore, some being only a few hundred yards out while others are […]

Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

What is Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park? Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park is home to a variety of animals native to the state of Florida. The park is home to a many rescued animals, along with its other exhibits. The animals are displayed in open areas which make viewing easy. The park walkways wind among […]

Sunset Deer Sightings

Sunset Deer Sightings

Gulf Coast Local Secret #15 Large Deer Population in Florida Florida rarely drops below 50 degrees in the winter, making it a great place for wildlife. While this attracts species that don’t tolerate cold easily, it also makes a perfect environment for just about everything else. Florida has a thriving deer population. While it might […]