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2015-04-17 23:04:22

Award-winning board-certified female plastic surgeon is expert in Breast Surgery and “Mommy Makeovers” Melbourne, Florida (PRWEB) April 17, 2015

2015-04-17 20:20:22

TAMPA, Fla., April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- If you hear the skies over Tampa rumbling like never before, it won't be coming from MacDill Air Force Base! Next Wednesday morning around 8:00 am,

2015-04-17 16:25:52

LAKE MARY, Fla., April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- FARO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FARO) today announced preliminary, unaudited sales for its first quarter of 2015.

2015-04-17 12:22:40

CORAL GABLES, Fla., April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- James Newton Howard, one of the most versatile and respected composers currently working in film, was named the new artistic director

2015-04-17 08:22:41

NEW YORK, April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company LLC ("Greenbacker") announced today that through a wholly-owned subsidiary it acquired 2.05 Megawatts of operating

2015-04-16 12:30:21

NAPLES, Fla., April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer Active Learning Services is bringing an incredible offering

2015-04-16 08:32:19

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Florida Mesothelioma Victims Center believes the biggest challenge for diagnosed victims of mesothelioma in Florida is being able to distinguish

2015-04-16 08:28:55

Center of Excellence, Brandon to Offer Full-Time Developmental Soccer Program Designed to Help Elite Youth Players Develop to Collegiate Level and Beyond BRANDON, Fla., April 16, 2015

2015-04-16 08:28:42

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Penthouse Pet of the Year, Maxim Magazine's Top 12 and adult film star superstar Tori Black will be appearing at the new Crazy Horse in Pompano

2015-04-16 08:28:14

The spring and summer wedding season is soon to start and Forbes Living TV has a bouquet of related topics for brides and guests. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Apr.


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Sand Pine, Pinus clausa
2014-04-14 10:28:55

Sand Pine (Pinus clausa) is found along the Florida coasts line mainly the Florida Peninsula from Tampa to Naples on the Gulf Coast and from St. Augustine to Fort Lauderdale on the Atlantic Coast. Some trees can be found in higher elevations of the peninsula from Clay County to Lake Okeechobee. The sand pine grows best in sandy and otherwise unsuitable soil depleted of any nutrients. The sand pine is a short and shrubby tree, which grows to heights of 16-33 feet with some growing to 69...

Ocala National Forest
2014-01-20 10:22:39

Ocala National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of Florida. This forest, established in 1908, encompasses 430,447 acres and is the oldest national forest east of the Mississippi River. It holds four designated wilderness areas including Billies Bay Wilderness and Juniper Prairie Wilderness. This forest receives millions of visitors each year, more than any other national forest within Mississippi. Ocala National Forest resides within the Florida sand...

Apalachicola National Forest
2013-11-01 10:37:21

The Apalachicola National Forest is the largest U.S. National Forest within the state of Florida. It encompasses 632,890 acres and is the only national forest located in the Florida Panhandle. The National Forest provides water and land-based outdoors activities such as swimming, hiking, hunting, fishing, horse-back riding, and off-road ATV usage. The forest contains two Wilderness Areas: Bradwell Bay Wilderness Area and Mud Swamp/New River Wilderness. There are also several special...

Florida Black Bear, Ursus americanus floridanus
2013-05-17 11:12:26

The Florida black bear (Ursus americanus floridanus) is a subspecies of the American black bear. It once held a range that included Florida and southern areas of Georgia and Alabama. Today it occurs in these areas and in southern Mississippi, but its range is now fragmented. This species prefers a habitat within forested areas like sand-pine scrub, wetlands, oak scrub, and upland hardwood forests. This is the only species of bear to prefer a subtropical habitat. The Florida black bear...

Dry Tortugas National Park
2013-04-18 12:21:11

Dry Tortugas National Park is located in the Gulf of Mexico in the United States. The park consists of a small chain of coral islands, comprising 64,701 acres, but only 104 acres of land. The islands are about seventy miles from Key West, Florida and comprise the far western portion of the Florida Keys. The first European explorer to visit the area was Juan Ponce de León, who named the islands the Tortugas after catching 160 sea turtles near them. The term “dry” is used to denote the...

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Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.