Nature
John D. MacArthur Statue at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Whether it’s quality time or quiet time, a little “QT” usually goes a long way. And that’s exactly what we got at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park. An awesome boardwalk, quiet beach access, a kayak launch, and some really interesting plant life all made our time at the park that much more enjoyable.

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Seagull Over Manatee at the Manatee Lagoon, West Palm Beach, Florida

Manatee Lagoon recently had its grand opening, so, despite the chill in the air, we decided to head over and check out the newly constructed Manatee Eco-Discovery Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Boardwalk at the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center

Making good on a LivingSocial deal of the week, we took a trip up to Stuart to spend the day at the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center. The center’s mission? To help people understand just how important our coastal ecosystem is.

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Watercolor Lake at Frenchman's Forest

In addition to all of the fantastic parks and wetlands Florida has to offer—did you know that Florida is filled with “hidden” preservation areas? My wife stumbled upon Palm Beach County’s source for these little gems, so we decided to head over to one of the more intriguing names on the list: Frenchman’s Forest.

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Macro shot of a Florida mango

It’s almost mango time here in Florida, and the fruit is beginning to bare its soul. Our neighbor has a mature mango tree right in his backyard, so we can’t help but see the mangoes out there every day. Hanging there. Tempting us.

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Ibis and Wood Storks at Green Cay Wetlands

The myth of a twelve-foot gator is what brought us back to Green Cay Wetlands, a 100-acre county park just a few miles south of us in Boynton Beach, Florida. But the birds are what kept us there for an entire afternoon.

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