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2015-05-27 08:28:10

BOCA RATON, Fla., May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Confident its Skinny Iced Coffee tastes better than much higher-priced, high-calorie offerings at major coffee shops, Steve's Frozen Chillers has

2015-05-26 23:05:54

Downtown St Petersburg is seeing a rapid increase in technology startups, but is struggling to find talented coders in the Tampa Bay area.

2015-05-26 23:03:11

New Florida TV series encourages today's kids to go outside and teaches the value of healthy eating habits. Lake Mary, Florida (PRWEB) May 26, 2015

2015-05-26 23:01:05

Calling it a “huge momentum boost,” the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today praised two Florida newspapers, the Gainesville Sun and Ocala Star-Banner, for their editorial support

2015-05-26 23:00:59

High school senior FFA members will each receive $4,000 for college education Rialto, CA (PRWEB) May 26, 2015 Innovacyn, a leader in developing innovative

2015-05-26 16:24:36

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ann Hampton Callaway, star of Broadway and television, will join with the Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida for Street of Dreams,

2015-05-26 12:32:09

Jacksonville-based luxury Scandinavian furniture retailer and leading Ekornes Stressless dealer launches redesigned website. JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ --

2015-05-26 12:20:54

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- International Speedway Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: ISCA; OTC Bulletin Board: ISCB) ("ISC") today announced an extension

2015-05-23 23:00:26

On Saturday, May 23, 2015, over 100 volunteers are coming together to build a new playground for Branches Florida City exactly five years to the day after the disastrous fire destroyed the former

2015-05-23 08:22:28

10 airplanes flown by Pilots N Paws, two 50-foot Lois Pope Red Star® Rescue Trucks, North Shore Animal League America vehicle, animal advocate Beth Stern, philanthropist Lois Pope, and Petco Foundation


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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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chickabiddy
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.
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