Birding and Bird Photography Opportunities in Natural North Florida

Blogger Note: Despite over fifty years as a photographer, my expertise in the art of bird photography is lacking. I thank my friend Rick Davidson, for this story and some excellent photos. I wish I had his patience! Our area is fortunate to have so many parks and wildlife management areas, but we’re also fortunate …

Suwannee Roots Revival, October 10-13, 2019 at Live Oak, Florida

When you first arrive at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, just north of Live Oak Florida, on the Suwannee River, you might be intimidated by the size of the event. With a huge number of headline acts, playing on several stages and in several venues, the Suwannee Roots Revival, now in its fourth year, …

Gainesville Farmer’s Markets: Saturday, Monday, and Wednesday

For those who have never been, Gainesville has 4 farmer’s markets at various locations throughout the week.  The farmer’s market is the best place to get your produce, as it is all locally grown and its fresher than anything that you’ll find in the store.  Right now the market is full of all different kinds of …

Heaven Scent: Rose’s Botanicals Soap Factory and Gift Shop

The aromas of Rose’s Botanicals soaps are pleasantly subtle — they smell fantastic, but these all-natural soaps don’t knock you over the way artificial ingredients do. At the Stone Crab Festival in St. Marks, I must have smelled 25 different scents of soap: It’s that hard to choose just one. In addition to the lovely …

Spotted in Natural North Florida: Motorcycle Watchdog

Just as much as the wildlife, outdoor activities and Southern culture in Natural North Florida, I love the peoplewatching — or in this case, dogwatching. Here’s an “only in Natural North Florida” moment captured outside Savannah’s Country Buffet in Crawfordville. Looks like this pup is earning his keep by protecting his owners’ bike while they …