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1. Ten Activities at Bok Tower Gardens in February
There are lots of interesting programs scheduled at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales for February 2019. Continue reading to learn about 10 of them. You're likely to find one or more that interest you.

2. Gasparilla Pirate Festival 2019
Ahoy, ye scurvy dogs! January marks the beginning of pirate season in Tampa Bay. Join pirate captain Jose Gaspar and his Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla for a rollicking good time in downtown Tampa. Aarrrgh!

3. Sebastian Inlet State Park
If you enjoy fishing, surfing, or just walking on a sandy beach, Sebastian Inlet State Park on Florida’s mid-Atlantic coast is a good place to go. Read on to learn about the history of the area and the many outdoor activities available to park visitors.

4. Archbold Biological Station
Archbold Biological Station, a world-class scientific research center, sits at the south end of the Lake Wales Ridge, 8 miles south of Lake Placid in Venus Florida. Continue reading to learn about the history and mission of this "natural laboratory" that is open to public visitation.

5. National Wildlife Refuges in Florida
In addition to supporting wildlife and protecting environmental and historical resources, the national wildlife refuges present opportunities for outdoor experiences. Florida is home to 30 of these refuges, including the very first one, Penican Island.

6. Early Protectors of Florida Wildlife
In the 19th century, plumes for women's hats became fashionable, leading to great numbers of wading birds being shot in Florida. President Theodore Roosevelt established the first national wildlife refuge to protect these birds. Read on to discover who else was important to this cause.

7. Polk Environmental Lands and Trek Ten Trails
Polk County's Environmental Lands program began in 1994 with the passage, through a referendum, of a property tax levy. Since that time, 11 properties have been purchased. The Trek Ten Trails program motivates citizens to get out and explore these lands.

8. Florida State Forests
Florida is home to 37 state forests, administered by a division of the state Department of Agriculture. In addition to protecting ecosystems and rare species, the forests offer a range of outdoor recreational activities.

9. Florida Ghost Towns
Florida boasts over 100 places that can be considered ghost towns. Continue reading to discover a few of these interesting and historic spots in all sections of the state. Some are said to be haunted.

10. Troy and Lafayette Blue Springs
Troy Spring and Lafayette Blue Spring are 1st-magnitude springs along the Suwannee River and are surrounded by state park land. Their 72-degree waters invite swimmers in for a dip, but other recreational activities are also available.



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