Tag Archive: ecotourism

It is Scallop Season… to the east of us

It’s that time of year. Time to load up the mask and snorkels and head to the Big Bend for scallop season.  This is a great family activity.  The waters are relatively shallow and close to shore – pretty safe swimming.  The seagrass is lush and full of marine life other than scallops – cool …

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Let’s Go Camping!

This past week I was camping at a state park near Gainesville. Working on a variety of computer related items while sitting in my chair, you were acutely attuned to the sounds of life around you.  Small “pat-pat-pat” could be heard in the leaf litter around the tent.  Curious to what it was making the …

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Nature Tourism in the Panhandle – Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) – Pensacola Beach

Photos by Molly O’Connor We began our series on Nature Tourism along the ICW at the Alabama state line on Perdido Key and discussed the ICW itself.  This month we will continue in Escambia County with a visit to Pensacola Beach. BARRIER ISLANDS Pensacola Beach is on Santa Rosa Island.  The longest barrier island in …

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National Estuaries Week! – Ecotourism

A couple of years a few agencies in south Alabama put together something they called the Alabama Birding Trail. It was a relatively simple idea really – they developed a brochure that marked different locations where visitors could enjoy birding in the two county area. They had large signs posted at those locations so that …

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