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Following the recent Florida Outdoor Writers Association annual conference, I came home with a new camping set I won from a raffle. Camping adventures are planned for my dog and me, but I am also looking for places off the proverbial beaten path. This is where the peer-to-peer website HipCam…

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Must be snowing north of here. Our club rides have doubled in size in the last couple of weeks as more of our snowbird friends arrive here for some warmth. But even more exciting is the ever-growing number of cyclists that tell me they ride to work or run errands just because they can. It go…

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Fall is the season of migration, in which our northern friends return seeking warmth and our wintering birds return searching for food. This is also the time of year that millions of beautiful monarch butterflies travel south up to 3,000 miles from Canada to Mexico, fluttering 44 miles per d…

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Following the recent Florida Outdoor Writers Association annual conference, I came home with a new camping set I won from a raffle. Camping adventures are planned for my dog and me, but I am also looking for places off the proverbial beaten path. This is where the peer-to-peer website HipCam…

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Last weekend I found myself thinking about how a game that I truly enjoy playing can bring me so much comfort, but at the same time make me feel so miserable.

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Must be snowing north of here. Our club rides have doubled in size in the last couple of weeks as more of our snowbird friends arrive here for some warmth. But even more exciting is the ever-growing number of cyclists that tell me they ride to work or run errands just because they can. It go…

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Fall is the season of migration, in which our northern friends return seeking warmth and our wintering birds return searching for food. This is also the time of year that millions of beautiful monarch butterflies travel south up to 3,000 miles from Canada to Mexico, fluttering 44 miles per d…

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A role player and two role models were recognized recently by the Punta Gorda Police Department’s Do the Right Thing program.

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The 1990s was a time of transition for Englewood. We saw our community grow by thousands of new people, and our main road though town was widened considerably to handle the traffic. We let go of some big parts of our past, like the fishing industry that kept many families alive over most of …

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This is the time of year when our weather makes riding bicycles a joy. Whether the ride is to get to work, to the store, out for lunch or just to alleviate a headache or sore muscles, nothing beats a temperature in the 60 and 70 degrees with minimal wind.

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One of the harbingers of fall is the blooming of goldenrods (Solidago spp.). Their bright yellow blooms are quite beautiful and their robust nature makes them standout wherever they occur. The flowers are excellent sources of nectar, and it’s common to see many pollinating insects, such as b…

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The Kayak Club of Greater Charlotte Harbor organized a Halloween raid on the Peace River and the Nav-A-Gator. Dressed up in face makeup, old clothes, plastic swords, pirate flags and bandannas, they demanded grog for the crew. Scary!

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A monarch butterfly drinks the nectar of milkweed as a monarch caterpillar munches on the plant’s leaves. Mary Lundeberg’s column on these remarkable butterflies will be published in next week’s Outdoor Living.

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Fall is in the air. The mornings are coolers and things are drier, which means it’s time to hit the trails. Actually, some of us hit the trails year round, but I know not everyone is comfortable running knee-deep in water. If that’s you, now is your time to get out and explore.

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I have one person to thank for my appreciation of exotic fruits that taste like chocolate pudding (black sapote) or have intimidating outer skins with delightful flavors underneath (such as guanabana and lychee). That person is Robert Moehling, founder of Robert Is Here, a popular roadside f…

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Question: What kind of ground cover is best for a long-term sustainable landscape here in Southwest Florida?

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Often my wife and I will take the RV on overnight trips. If we are looking to just get away for a night, or even spend a day somewhere and we want to get an early start, we jump in the RV after work and go spend the night close to where we want to be.

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