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May 30, 2014

After tending to some long overdue yard work last week, I went about removing a large pile of clipped branches when much to my surprise, I found that three little reptilian friends had found solise under my pile of yard scraps! Two of those were some black rough earth snakes, a non-venomous Florida native. One slithered off and the other I picked to go show... Read more

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May 28, 2014

The Importance of Outdoor Play

Times are a changin’ and few things are a more poignant example of that than how children today are spending less time outdoors than kids of 20 years past.... Read more

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May 24, 2014

If you are looking for a pristine beach oasis that has changed little over the centuries, look no further than the ever gorgeous and perfectly preserved St. George Island State Park! This little barrier island south west of town includes 9 miles of undeveloped Florida... Read more

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May 23, 2014

By Sandy Beck

Tallahassee-Leon Community Animal Service Center

The Tallahassee-Leon Community Animal Service Center (TLCASC) takes in more than 9,000 homeless animals every year. They rely on community members to open their hearts and homes, providing love and shelter for these deserving animals.

While the public mostly knows them as “the place across from Tom Brown Park to go adopt an animal,” many people don’t realize that they offer a wide variety of related services including a volunteer program, foster program, and a lost and found program that... Read more

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May 16, 2014

If you are looking for a new way to enjoy the outdoors, grab some paper and your favorite art materials - colored pencils, watercolors, or crayons for the little ones - and head on out! Creating art en plein air - french for “in the open air” - is a fantastic way to truly absorb your surroundings and see nature in a new way and it was a style used... Read more

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May 8, 2014

By Ashley Hopkins

Recently I found myself car-less on a gorgeous Tallahassee Saturday, itching to get out for some kayaking. Thanks to Star Metro and Maclay Gardens State Park, I was able to hit the water right here in town!

 

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May 1, 2014

Did you tie-dye a tee at the Co-op's 40th Carnival? Did you misplace the instruction sheet, or forget to pick one up? Not to fear, we've got you covered. Here's your handy dandy guide to complete your tie-dye project!

Tie-Dye Instructions

Set & Rinse:

Let garment set in plastic baggie for 4 to 24 hours to allow dye to fix in fibers. Longer setting time produces deeper colors, especially for turquoise. Rinse in several changes of warm water, removing rubber bands partway through rinsing process. TIP: If you can, rinsing in running water during... Read more

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May 1, 2014

By Ashley Hopkins

A few years ago, I hopped on the green smoothie train. I did little research and thought I could just throw some stuff in a blender and call it a day. I recall there being spinach, celery, parsley and maybe a banana and apple. I took the “green” part of the smoothie a little too seriously. Needless to say, it was a nightmarish... Read more

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April 25, 2014

By Ashley Hopkins

When one thinks of waterfalls pouring over mountainsides, few think of finding such a natural wonder in the ever-so-flat Sunshine State. You can imagine my delight when I found out we actually do have a waterfall that is just as stunning and awe-inspiring as those you’d find in a more mountainous region: Falling Waters Falls in Falling Waters State Park near Chipley.

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April 22, 2014

By Bridget Welch, L.M.T.

As one might guess, a big draw for backyard beekeeper is sweet honey. But there are many other benefits. When hosting a population of pollinators in your yard, you help your own garden be more productive and, of course, help the threatened bee population by creating a safe and healthy place for bees. There are health benefits as well, not only does honey have healthy properties, but other bee products like propolis, bee pollen, and royal jelly are good for us too. Beeswax can be used for healing balms or candles. Another benefit reported by many beekeepers... Read more

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