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Walking Iris - Neomarica gracilis
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shrimp plant - Justicia brandegeeana - false hop
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male Northern cardinal - Cardinalis cardinalis
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Nerium oleander

San Felasco

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At over 7,000 acres, San Felasco Hammock has one of the few remaining mature forests in Florida. The limestone outcrops and extreme changes in elevation provide ideal conditions for many species of hardwood trees, including several champion trees. The preserve is home to bobcats, feral pigs, white-tailed deer, gray foxes and turkeys.

Manatee springs

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Piper trys the water
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Manatee springs is flooded. Swimming is not allowed and many of the hiking paths are blocked by high water.

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Black-capped Chickadee - Poecile atricapilla
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male Northern cardinal - Cardinalis cardinalis
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female Northern cardinal - Cardinalis cardinalis
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Gray catbird - Dumetella carolinensis

High Springs and Bluebird landing

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Yellow Thistle - Cirsium horridulum
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Bluebird landing
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We've extended the fruit picker to reach the higher oranges

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Santa Fe River

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We abandon a canoe trip on the Santa Fe river after one hour in increasing rain and thunder.

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Carolina wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
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Tufted titmouse - Baeolophpus bicolor
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counting grapefruits
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Great Crested Flycatcher - Myiarchus crinitus
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Pileated Woodpecker - Dryocopus pileatus

Countryside south-east of Gainesville

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weeding and discovering forgotten crops
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Oakland with Andrew

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Andrew's new kitchen
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Keywords: bird, dog, flower, video
People: Anne-Marie, Christopher, Cricket, George, Gordon, Marc, Philip
Locations: Gainesville
Dates: 2014:04:24 - 2014:05:07