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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. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Notable Historic Florida Hurricanes 2016-2017
Matthew and Irma were the last 2 hurricanes to impact Florida in 2016-2017. Although Matthew did not landfall here, he caused damage along the east coast, while Irma affected the whole state from the Keys to the Georgia border and caused the largest evacuation in state history.

6. 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!

7. 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.

8. Florida State Fairgrounds – History and Events
The Florida State Fair began over a century ago, but has been held at the Florida State Fairgrounds in eastern Hillsborough County only since 1977. Read a short history of the state fair and find out about upcoming events at the state fairgrounds.

9. 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.

10. Hillsborough River State Park
Hillsborough River State Park in Thonotosassa is one of the original state parks developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Fort Foster State Historic Site is located within the park. Many outdoor activities are available including camping and paddling on the Hillsborough River.



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