The Great Oyster Revival of Florida

World-famous Apalachicola oysters from Apalachicola, Florida, USA. Photo: Clayton Harrison/Shutterstock.com If you’ve ever eaten oysters and wondered where they came from, look no further for your answer. In the coming paragraphs, we will give you a history, explanation and results of what the oyster has done for the economy of Florida and what the future

What You Should Know About Prison (Florida Edition)

Barbed-wire fence at Dade County Men’s Correctional Facility, Florida, USA. Photo: Joseph Sohm/Shutterstock.com About 96,000 prisoners are serving time in facilities around the state About 10% of prisoners in Florida are housed in privately-run facilities Most corrections’ dollars go toward guards and health care costs at prisons. Florida’s prisons are clustered mostly in North Florida.

How the Burmese Python Took Over the Florida Everglades

Burmese Python. Photo: Vince Adam/Shutterstock.com Imagine a predator invading your space that can grow up to 20 feet long or more and has a telephone-pole-sized girth. This intruder eats everything it can swallow, and indeed has been known to swallow animals twice its size. Small and medium-sized mammals are no match for this fiend that

6 Plants and Flowers Native to Florida That You May Not Know About

Photo Credit: chutima kuanamon/Shutterstock.com Here in Florida, we are known for our beaches, the unforgiving heat, beautiful weather all year-round, theme parks and many other things. But one other thing we should be proud of is our natural beauty, particularly the plants and landscape that surround us that we so often take for granted.  There

The Story of Dade County, FL

Portrait of Maj. Francis L. Dade. Photo Credit: https://usdaughters1812.org/ Perhaps even more famous than Flagler Street in Miami is that of Miami-Dade County itself. The County got its name from someone who is remembered for his service in the military. Hundreds of years ago, this individual played a role in one of the most important

Meet Florida’s (Railroad) Founding Father, Henry Flagler

Photo Credit: https://alchetron.com/Henry-Flagler Driving down Flagler Street in Miami may be something most Miamians do every day. It is a latitudinal baseline that divides all the streets on the Miami-Dade County grid plan and provides a way for people to get to their destinations somewhere in the city. But one has to wonder if the

Holidays at the Bok Tower Gardens

Photo Credit: Bok Tower Gardens Instagram If you find yourself in the Central Florida area this December, you may want to make a pit stop at Bok Tower Gardens in Lakes Wales, Polk County, Florida. Bok Tower Gardens is home to some of Florida’s most historic landscape gardens. The Bok Tower “sings” a lovely melody

The Magic of Santa’s Enchanted Forest

Photo Credit: santasenchantedforest.com As the world’s largest Christmas-themed amusement park, Miami’s Santa’s Enchanted Forest is the perfect place to visit during the holidays. With more than 100 rides, shows, games and attractions, hundreds of thousands of visitors come every year to experience the magic of Santa’s Enchanted Forest. South Florida’s tallest Christmas tree light show

It’s Christmas – In Florida

Photo Credit: https://www.florida-backroads-travel.com/ Yes, you read right. We have an actual town named Christmas right here in sunny Florida. It is a community of about 1,000 people on Florida State Road 50 about 24 miles east of Orlando. It is located 16 miles west of the Space Coast and Kennedy Space Center.  The town’s name