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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,

2015-04-16 08:20:35

TAMPA, Fla., April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Tampa Bay Defense Alliance (TBDA), President John Schueler and former MacDill AFB Commander Brig. Gen.

2015-04-15 23:02:51

Expectant patients from Tampa Family Health Centers throughout Hillsborough County can now deliver at Florida Hospital Tampa. Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) April 15,

2015-04-14 16:31:20

MIAMI, April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Law enforcement agencies in Miami-Dade County, FL, located a missing person with a cognitive condition using the SafetyNet by LoJack(TM) system.

2015-04-14 16:25:37

Treasure Coast Swimming announces that Jeffrey Powers of Vero Beach Florida has created the Float Hope Scholarship for Disadvantaged Swimmers. VERO BEACH, Fla., April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/

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 08:28:47

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.

2015-04-09 23:03:55

DeepSleep Studio awarded Webby Honoree for the design and development of Miami Beach Centennial website.


Latest Geography of 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...

Biscayne National Park
2013-04-17 23:58:18

Biscayne National Park is located in the southern area of Florida in the United States. The park holds 172,971 acres, of which ninety-five percent consists of water. Native Americans first inhabited the area when water levels were low in the Biscayne Bay. Evidence has been found in the area supporting the inhabitance of other Native Americans, like the Tequesta people, from at least 2,500 years ago. European settlement did not occur in the area until the 19th century, when farmers settled on...

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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.