Sky Watch Friday: Cofrin Nature Park

I took these on one of our weekly hikes in Gainesville's nature parks.  Cofrin Nature Park is a former horse farm that has been converted to a wild space refuge for both city dwellers and animals. All of today's shot are looking up, you can see more pictures from Cofrin Nature Park here. Check out … Continue reading Sky Watch Friday: Cofrin Nature Park

My World Tuesday: Morningside Living History Farm

The Morningside Living History Farm at  Nature Center brings Florida cracker family living in the mid to late 1800s to life again. On Living History days (Saturdays, September to May) farm visitors can observe daily life in 1870 as costumed staff interpret bygone days through chores and activities. April 24th is the annual Farm and … Continue reading My World Tuesday: Morningside Living History Farm

My World Tuesday: Cofrin Nature Park

We recently discovered that the city of Gainesville operates 20+ nature parks throughout the city.  Due to the increasing fees for state parks we have decided to check out the city nature parks. These parks are still free and serve as refuge from city life.  Cofrin Nature Park is a former horse farm that has … Continue reading My World Tuesday: Cofrin Nature Park

My World Tuesday: Butterfly Rainforest

One my favorite things in Gainesville, FL is the Butterfly Rainforest at the Florida Museum of Natural History.  These pictures were taken on a visit in December. In the winter it is too cold for the butterflies to move. During the butterfly release they are placed on the tree. Be sure to visit the That’s … Continue reading My World Tuesday: Butterfly Rainforest