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Palm Beach Politics | Sun Sentinel blogsBoca Raton will hold a workshop at 6:30 p.m. tonight to get public input on proposals submitted for the Wildflower property. According to the city's website, attendees at the meeting at the 6500 building, 6500 N. Congress Ave., will see......
Palm Beach Politics | Sun Sentinel blogsBoca Raton is looking for ideas for its waterfront Wildflower property at 551 E. Palmetto Park Road. A section of the city website was established at www.myboca.us/wildflower to collect letters of interest from developers, residents and interested parties...
Palm Beach Politics | Sun Sentinel blogsThe Boca Del Mar Improvement Association will vote Wednesday on the latest iteration of a plan from Siemens Group to develop homes on the former Mizner Trail golf course. Siemens Group will present its current proposal, which includes building 291......
Antsy for spring? Stop impatiently tapping your hiking boots. The first wildflowers of spring are out. Behold the skunk cabbage. It is one of the earliest and oddest. "It's not very attractive as far as flowers go," said Brian Winters, associate...
Mary Catterlin took a big cottonwood tree and chiseled until, three and a half years later, she had a dugout canoe. Then Catterlin and her best buddy, Amy Lukas -- both in their early 20s -- started to paddle that boat along the 1,638-mile perimeter of...
There are certain non-native plants (aka "escaped exotics"/weeds) that I'm rather fond of despite their purported invasiveness. Among them, pink sorrel (Oxalis debilis) stands out, literally as well as figuratively. Without any assistance from us,...
Tags: Droughts, Invasive Species
The lifecycle of the lowly milkweed plant is a wondrous thing. Asclepias curassavica, commonly known as scarlet milkweed, tropical milkweed, blood flower and Mexican milkweed, starts life attached to a bit of fluff floating through air on a parachute...
The Hartford CourantAh, the art palette. You know that wooden board used for mixing colors of all sorts before the painter applies brush to canvas and creates that instant masterpiece. Babcock Pond Wildlife Management Area is kind of like that blank canvas and you have...
The Hartford CourantIt's funny, the things that will spark a memory. While walking through the fields and forests of Columbia's 135-acre Szegda Farm, I noticed a family operating a large, cast iron water hand pump near a community garden. A couple of quick pumps on the...
Tags: Natural Resources, Wetlands
It was most exciting to watch all the pomp of Will and Kate’s wedding. The traditional ceremony and the prayers and scriptures used in the Abbey reminded me of the words spoken by the late Rev. E.W. Heckenberg, at my wedding nearly 56 years ago....
Is spring really, finally here? The answer is at your local actively managed forest preserve. Are there little wildflowers popping out beneath the trees? If so, bring out the hammock. One visit to the Reed-Turner Woodland Nature Preserve in Long Grove,...
Postcards from FloridaOn March 1, Bok Tower Gardens is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Lake Wales Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the opening of its new 1.5-mile Preserve Trail. The ceremony will take place just inside the Gardens’ main gate. Gardens'...
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