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Blue Spring State Park

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  • Manatees, Morse Museum are must-dos

    Central and East Florida Gaze at Tiffany glass (Winter Park): On Park Avenue in fashionable Winter Park, the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of Art is a hidden gem known for housing the most comprehensive collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany. The...
  • Florida cold snap kills endangered manatees

     
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — More than 100 manatees have been found dead in Florida waters since the beginning of the year, mostly victims of a nearly two-week cold snap. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the preliminary cause of......
  • Bike Florida showcases nearby state parks

     
    TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service is partnering with Stetson University to host the 17th annual Bike Florida spring event in north central Florida. During the 300-mile loop ride, which begins&...
  • Bike Florida spring event starts this weekend

     
    It's the 17th annual edition of the weeklong event, which encompasses a 300-mile loop ride that hits six state parks in DeLand, Daytona Beach, Flagler Beach and New Smyrna Beach.  At least 400 riders are expected to participate in this year's tour,...
  • Memorial Day: Remember the manatees!

     
       A manatee at Blue Spring State Park. (Photo by Red Huber, Orlando Sentinel)    As the first holiday weekend of the summer season approaches, we have this boating safety reminder from Save the Manatee Club: Memorial Day tradition...
  • Adopt a manatee for Father’s Day

     
    Save the Manatee Club reminds us of its gift program just in time for Father's Day:   The Adopt-A-Manatee program features $25 gift adoptions that include a color photo, biography and adoption certificate of the chosen manatee, a membership handbook, a.....
  • Need some nature fast? Try Metro Orlando's trails

    Need some nature fast? Try Metro Orlando's trails
    If you have an hour or two, you have enough time to hit the trails and woods of Central Florida on foot or by bike -- while rarely straying far from civilization. Or you can spend all day pedaling: With only minor gaps, the trails now link Orlando...
  • St. Johns River eco-tour starts closer to Orlando

    St. Johns River eco-tour starts closer to Orlando
    Since 2003, the nonprofit St. Johns Riverkeeper organization has hosted roughly two dozen multi-day excursions along the unspoiled river between Jacksonville and Palatka. That has always required a formidable commute for Orlando-area residents, but that'...
  • Scuba divers, manatees drawn to massive spring

    Looking down into the pale greenish-blue waters of Blue Spring from an elevated observation deck, the first thing you notice is a dark, jagged crevice that goes from a dark blue to an ebony black. Scuba divers head straight for the opening -- and...