Category Archives: Natural Resources

Horn Island and the Islander: artist Walter Anderson

Nat and I began our eight-mile crossing of Mississippi Sound by kayak in late afternoon sunlight. Our destination—Horn Island, a 12-mile-long barrier island parallel to the Mississippi coast—was somewhere out of sight just beyond the horizon. I paused a short … Continue reading

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Beneath the Cypress Dome

Enter a cypress swamp all hung out with spanish moss, and you know you’ve entered an alternative universe. Makes this Yankee think right away of snake bites and alligators and (I admit) Blackened Voodoo Lager. Cypress can live to be … Continue reading

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Wakulla: Teaming Wildlife at an Extraordinary Freshwater Spring

Ninety percent of the water consumed in Florida comes from groundwater, and every Floridian (not to mention visiting heartlanders and snowbirds) should pay homage to Wakulla Springs—but not just because of the nearly crystal-clear water. Yesterday, after saying goodbye to Tracy … Continue reading

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