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Gray Fox

 The Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) In the 40 acre woods we have lots of wildlife, many are usually more active at night.  One of these is the gray fox.  They have quite a lot of red hair and may be confused … Continue reading

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Strawberries

When I was a boy in Kentucky I looked forward to the fresh taste of strawberries every spring.  Nothing is sweeter than a fresh ripe strawberry plucked from the vine.  I would eat all I could and on occasion sell … Continue reading

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6 Point Buck

There are 30 subspecies of white-tailed deer, of which three are found in Florida: the Florida coastal white-tailed deer (O. v. osceola) , which occurs primarily in the Florida panhandle; the Florida white-tailed deer ( O. v. seminolus ) which … Continue reading

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Oxalis, a tart and tasty weed

You would have to be in the Artic to get away from Oxalis, there are over 850 varieties growing all around the world.  Oxalis is the largest genus in the wood-sorrel family.  Commonly called Oxalis, Sorrel or Sourgrass here in the … Continue reading

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Sassafras Tea, the Original Hillbilly Tonic

In the Virginia Colony of the 17th century, Sassafras was one of the major exported commodities to England.  The wood was prized for it’s beauty and durability and the roots had many medicinal uses.  Sir Walter Raleigh was the first … Continue reading

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Red Touches Yellow

Red touches yellow, it can kill a fellow. Red touches black, throw him back. These words were running through my mind when I walked up on this Eastern Coral Snake (Micrurus fulvius).  Those words and the thought of how fast … Continue reading

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Diamondback

The first snake I found at the 40 acre woods was this Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake often listed as the largest and most dangerous of Florida’s native snakes. It also ranks high on the list of poisonous snakes of the world. It is … Continue reading

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