Author Archives: Diane Bedard

Diane Bedard

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Thanksgiving Thoughts

Gratitude – noun, the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. Thanksgiving is always a time to remember what… Read More

Cooking Cracker Cane Syrup

Sugar cane is a tropical perennial grass that has three main varieties – chewing, crystal and syrup. In Central Florida, the sugar cane crop is… Read More

Nature Coast Butterfly Season is On

Butterfly season is upon us! I absolutely love September’s fluttering wings, with pairs of dancing Lepidoptera all around. Butterflies are very common on Florida’s Nature… Read More

Nature Coast 2018 Summer Camps

Summer camp was traditionally an overnight camp with hiking, canoes and campfires led by camp counselors. While there are 7,000 overnight camps in the U.S.,… Read More

Crystal River

Crystal River is situated around Kings Bay, which is spring-fed by a cluster of more than 30 springs, designated as a first-magnitude system. Because the… Read More