The three-day birding and nature festival invites everyone to enjoy a weekend of birding, photography, workshops, nature art show, social events, and family activities.
Twelve Counties Get Money to Reduce Conflicts With Bears, But Flagler Is Not On the List
Volusia and Putnam counties will receive a combined $98,000. Flagler County will receive no grant. The announcement came six months after the Fish and Wildlife commission voted against holding a bear hunt this year.
Mercy Lives: 24-Year-Old Horse Pulled Out of Septic Tank in 2 1/2-Hour Rescue in Mondex
A dozen agencies and veterinarians were mobilized to rescue Mercy, a 24-year-old horse that fell in a septic tank Tuesday morning, managing the rescue after two and a half hours of efforts.
Hikers, Campers, and the Limits of Leave No Trace
Leave No Trace seems to extend only to the easily visible: trash, toilet paper, bodily functions, and so forth. Anything you can’t see with the naked eye — like sweat, detergent, sunblock, mosquito repellent, pesticides, and other chemicals — seems to get a pass.
Living in Bear Country: FWC Primer to Palm Coast Residents as Sightings Increase
Natalae Almeter of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will host a presentation on the topic Thursday evening at 6 p.m. at Palm Coast’s City Hall, in the Community Wing. It’s open and free to the public.
On World Giraffe Day, Jacksonville Zoo Announces Birth of 39th Giraffe On Its Grounds
The Father, Duke, is famous for being the sire of 15 other little ones at the Jacksonville Zoo. The male Reticulated giraffe calf was born in the early hours of June 12.
Alligator Stops Traffic to Cross at Cypress Edge Drive
The gator, more than 5 feet long, was sitting by the crosswalk then suddenly scampered across the road, using the white-striped crosswalk as if it had been trained to do so.
NRA Calls for Renewed and Extended Hunt Of Florida Bears that “Terrorize Homeowners”
Florida wildlife officials approved a controversial bear hunt last year but have not made a decision about another hunt yet. They’re expected to receive a staff recommendation by June 22.
Flagler County Approves Manatee Protection Plan With Speed Zones on Intracoastal
The county has been under mandate to develop a plan since 2006, when state and federal authorities halted issuing permits for boating slips on the Intracoastal Waterway, where seven manatees have been killed by boats since 2006.
Neighbor Dispute Over Bird Nesting in Palm Coast’s C-Section Escalates Into Lawsuit
Bryan Streetman’s neighbors on Collingwood Lane accuse him of disturbing the neighborhood’s peace and privacy by busing a drone, laser lights and screeching noises to scare off Purple Martin birds as they nest.