ButterflyFest and Plant Sale, Florida Museum of Natural History, October 12-15, 2018

The Florida Museum of Natural History’s Butterfly Rainforest is located on the western edge of the University of Florida‘s Gainesville campus.  While the Natural History Museum offers an excellent look at Florida’s history and natural resources, the Butterfly Rainforest is a “living” exhibit.   The ButterflyFest is a FREE* event, held annually to celebrate “backyards” and …

Explore The Wonders of Florida at Gainesville’s Museum of Natural History

One of the highlights of a trip to Gainesville is always a visit to the Florida Museum of Natural History.  The museum is located on the western edge of the University of Florida campus, in the same complex as the Harn Museum of Art and the Phillips Performing Arts Center.   The museum is easy to …

Put On Your Walking Shoes and Tour The University of Florida’s Main Campus in Gainesville, Florida

    The main campus of the University of Florida is more like a city than a college campus.  Stretching miles in several directions, it’s home to over 50,000 students–plus the faculty and support staff that make the university one of the best in the country and certainly the “flagship” of Florida’s educational system. If …

Hey, Sports Fans! There’s History at the University of Florida’s Gainesville Campus

If you’re a sports fan, you’ll definitely want to stop by the University of Florida campus in Gainesville and pay homage to one of the greatest sports programs in the world.  Not only does UF excel in academics, but the sports teams are some of the best around. Start your tour by heading south on …

See The World’s Largest Bat Houses On The University of Florida Campus in Gainesville

Brazilian Free-Tailed Bat Yep, bats!  Would you believe that one of the world’s largest bat house/barn complex is located on the campus of the University of Florida in Gainesville? The Bat house (R) and Bat Barn make up the Florida Museum of Natural History’s bat complex near Lake Alice, on Museum Road.  A third house …

Fanfares & Fireworks at UF’s Flavet Field in Gainesville, July 3, 2016

Join the crowd on the University of Florida campus for the annual Fanfares & Fireworks.  The music begins at 7PM on Flavet Field and the fireworks usually start just after dusk at about 9:40. The event is sponsored by the City of Gainesville, WUFT, and the Florida Credit Union. Music will be performed by: Bears …

$100 Reward For Tagged Seatrout–Thanks to UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station in Cedar Key

The Conservation Fund awarded the University of Florida a grant for $19,500 to fund a tagging study on spotted sea trout in Cedar Key and Steinhatchee. The project is determining tagging mortality rates and fishing mortality to assist with stock assessment and management.To date about 150 fish have been tagged with $100.00 reward tags and …

Welcome to London!…at Gainesville’s Harn Museum of Art, E.O. Hoppé Photos on Exhibit Thru 9/16/15

Now’s your chance to visit London, England while you’re still in Natural North Florida!  The University of Florida’s Harn Museum of Art is showing the work of influential photographer, E.O. Hoppé through September 16, 2016.  This is a “don’t-miss” opportunity to see images of royalty, street life, movie stars, circus performers and everyday Londoners, taken …

The Blue Trees are in Gainesville

One of the coolest public art projects I’ve seen in a while is going on right now at the University of Florida campus.  Last year UF Fine Arts decided to start celebrate each October even bigger and better than before since it is National Arts and Humanities month.  You might have noticed the Seward Johnson …