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Outdoors

  • Fade to Brown

    Bronson Blue Springs has lost its sparkle.

    Severe drought, according to Suwannee River Water Management District Engineer Meagan Wetherington, has caused the spring to quit flowing. And recent rains, though not enough to recharge the aquifer, have caused water from nearby swamps, heavy with tannins, to flow into the spring, staining it muddy brown.

  • UF to study Levy sea rise

    Researchers at the University of Florida say they want community input from residents of Levy County on the threat of rising seas.
    Last month, according to UF Department of Urban and Regional Planning professor Dr. Kathryn Frank, UF began a two-year project aimed at helping the county cope with the inevitability of rising seas due to climate change.
    ‘We’re still in the information gathering process,” Frank said about the project, which is funded by a Florida Sea Grant

  • Withlacoochee Wilderness Challenge a success

  • Cedar Key Tides for the week of Feb. 23

    Tides for Cedar Key starting with February 23, 2012.

    Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
                  /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                           Visible

  • Between the river and deep blue Gulf: The past and future of oysters in Florida’s Big Bend

  • Great Backyard Bird Count Friday — Monday

    Warmer temperatures and lack of snow in parts of North America are setting the stage for what could be a most intriguing 15th annual Great Backyard Bird Count, coming up this weekend.
    Bird watchers across the U.S. and Canada are getting ready to tally millions of birds in the annual count coordinated by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Audubon, and Canadian partner Bird Studies Canada.

  • FWC adopts new seasons for gag grouper in Gulf

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted on Wednesday, Feb. 8, to change how gag grouper is managed in Gulf of Mexico state waters (excluding Monroe County).
    The decision, which came during day two of the three-day February Commission meeting, will achieve consistency with federal management efforts while potentially providing a region-specific recreational season in four counties.

  • Annual star party coming to Cedar Key

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve and Cedar Key Museum State Park will host the National Stars-n-Parks Programs on Monday, Feb. 20, Wednesday, Feb. 22 and Friday, Feb. 24.

  • Columnist encourages joining the 'Dove Club'

    By Tony Young

    To me, the best part about hunting is not harvesting game – but spending quality time outdoors with friends and family. One of the best ways to do that is through dove hunting, which is one reason why great dove hunts are in such high demand but often difficult to find.

    That’s why the FWC created its Special-Opportunity Dove Club Program – to offer hunters the chance of experiencing exceptional dove hunting on the state’s best public dove fields.

  • Outdoor briefs - 6-16-11

    Nature Coast Fishing Clinic

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission is inviting youth ages 6-16 to participate in a free, one-day fishing clinic at Sen. George Kilpatrick Marine Lab in Cedar Key. Clinics will be July 11, 12, 13, 19, 20 and 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.