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Hillsboro Lighthouse seen from the inlet

Climb a lighthouse on April 20 for Florida Lighthouse Day 2013

Florida lighthouses are so spectacular, you don’t need an excuse to visit one. But sometimes we take our favorite spots for granted. So here’s a good reason to give some love to a lighthouse: April 20 is Florida Lighthouse Day and folks who care about lighthouses are planning special opportunities for visitors.

Florida nature photographers: Take a tour via their blogs

Florida nature photographers: Take a tour via their blogs

Photographing Florida’s wildlife and natural beauty is an art. Take a quick tour of our favorite nature photo blogs.

Pelican Island: Oldest bird sanctuary in U.S.

Pelican Island: Oldest bird sanctuary in U.S.

President Teddy Roosevelt created this wildlife refuge in 1903 to stop plume-hunters from ravishing this 3-acre island. Now’s a good time to visit as the spring migration begins, and on March 19, local residents celebrate the annual Pelican Island Wildlife Festival.

Great birding destination near Lakeland: Circle B Bar Reserve

Great birding destination near Lakeland: Circle B Bar Reserve

LAKELAND — This out-of-the-way site deserves to be better known because it offers reliably great birdwatching. We discovered the Circle Bar B Reserve through fabulous photographs taken by a fellow blogger.

Fisheating Creek: $89 million will preserve an ecosystem some find unforgettable

Fisheating Creek: $89 million will preserve an ecosystem some find unforgettable

A huge land purchase to advance Everglades restoration was announced this week: $89 million for land around Fisheating Creek. Most people don’t know Fisheating Creek, but some who have visited will never forget it. Clyde Butcher, Florida’s best and best-known wilderness photographer, says Fisheating Creek was the place that opened his eyes to Florida’s beauty.

Egret in Biscayne Bay

Exploring Biscayne Bay by canoe or kayak

Biscayne Bay is a boater’s paradise, and that includes those with kayaks and canoes. These quiet paddlers can explore bird rookeries. A Barry University professor has captured close-up photos of many birds during her paddles.