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2015-04-21 23:00:43

Rep. David Jolly cites need for commonsense solution to help address prescription drug abuse and patient access challenges in Florida Arlington, Va.

2015-04-21 20:22:03

PENSACOLA, Fla., April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The iconic, 50-year-old roadhouse will be holding its 31(st) Annual Mullet Toss this week April 23-26, but with another surprise addition.

2015-04-21 16:20:42

Acquires Sunset Mobility in Miami AKRON, Ohio, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MobilityWorks(®), the nation's largest retailer of quality wheelchair-accessible vans, cars and trucks, has

2015-04-21 12:41:55

Protects Enterprise and Hospitality Customers from DDoS Attacks TAMPA, Fla., April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Bright House Networks Enterprise Solutions today announced that it has launched

2015-04-21 12:41:20

BHN Secure Offers Authenticated Access to Bright House WiFi Hotspots ORLANDO, Fla., April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Bright House Networks customers can now enjoy more secure access

2015-04-21 12:38:03

MIAMI, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The famous Russell Cattle Ranch, a 420+ acres working cattle ranch in Bonifay in north Florida just minutes from I-10, will be auctioned May 2 in a special

2015-04-21 12:31:02

Series to Carry a $5 Million Guaranteed Championship - the Largest Guarantee Ever for a $5,250 Buy-In with No Re-Entry HOLLYWOOD, Fla., April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Seminole

2015-04-21 08:35:16

Local Tampa investment group continues to grow portfolio with addition of Kansas-based senior care communities' portfolio TAMPA, Fla., April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Windward Health

2015-04-21 08:34:21

Recognition Showcases Loyalty of Existing Blue Cross Blue Shield Members JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Florida Blue announced today that it has earned


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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
dipsas
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.