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2015-04-14 08:32:58

TORONTO, April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mircom Group of Companies announced today A1 Fire and Security in Florida has become a wholly owned Mircom Engineered Systems branch.

2015-04-14 08:32:29

New Material Handling Systems Sales Engineer at TriFactor JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TriFactor, LLC, (www.trifactor.com),

2015-04-14 08:28:40

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Yoga 4 Change is proud to announce their win in two categories: Juried Award and Most Votes.

2015-04-14 00:20:34

Country Life Music Festival Expands to SW Florida. PUNT GORDA, Fla., April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The stars are aligning over SW Florida as some of the biggest names in country

2015-04-13 23:06:31

Ticket Down announces that they have cut ticket prices across the board for The Rolling Stones concert at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida on Friday, 6/12/15.

2015-04-13 23:04:43

ADC announces that Milam’s Markets, a 4 store chain headquartered in Miami, Florida, has selected and implemented ADC’s InterScale Scales Manager. Tampa,

2015-04-13 23:01:57

The “Rolling Thunder” will be skating through and hosting “Be the Thunder” pep rallies as the Lightning visit five Tampa Bay-area Florida Hospitals on Tuesday, April 14th. (PRWEB)

2015-04-13 16:30:54

CAPE CORAL, Fla., April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- uBreakiFix, an international gadget repair chain, has expanded its brick and mortar presence with the opening of its 3rd Southwest Florida location,

2015-04-13 08:39:29

PENSACOLA, Fla., April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CmapTools, the software used by millions of people around the world to build concept maps, is now available for the iPad.

2015-04-13 08:28:47

TAMPA, Fla., April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- HomeBanc N.A. announces it has been selected as one of the Tampa Bay Times "Top Workplaces" for the third year in a row.


Latest Florida Reference Libraries

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