The History of the Matheson Hammock Name

Aerial view of Matheson Hammock Park in Miami, Florida, USA. Photo: Abel Santamarina/Shutterstock.com South Floridians, may be familiar with Matheson Hammock Park, or simply “Matheson Hammock” as it is referred to by the locals, but did you know that Matheson was named after a real person? The name comes from a man named William John

6 Beautiful Rivers In Florida State Parks You’ll Want to Float Down On

The Suwannee River in Florida. Photo: Ron Bennett/Shutterstock.com 1. Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park Ruth B. Kirby Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park is located in Gilchrist County, about 5 miles to the west of the High Springs, FL, just 25 miles south of Lake City and about 20 miles northwest of Gainesville. This spring, also

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

The 6 Best Places to View Free-Roaming Monkeys in Florida

Photo Credit: Anut21ng Photo/Shutterstock.com Florida has its fair share of exotic and wild animals. From alligators to manatees and various species of snowbirds. We have it all. But there are places in Florida where animals such as monkeys may roam free and even have their own private island. Several places in Florida, actually. Here, we