To the uninitiated, summer in Florida might be perceived as just a hot, sweaty dash from one air-conditioned space to another. This is an unfortunate misunderstanding of the ability of the human body to adapt to the summer climate, as those of us who grew up in the south prior to the advent of air conditioning know quite well. Indeed, to nature lovers the summer is a feast for the senses, since so many interesting natural events happen then.

So enjoy the wild profusion of nature during summer. It’s quite a show — enough to distract you from the heat, or at least make the sweat worth it.

Bill Dunson is Professor Emeritus of Pennsylvania State University, thanks to a career spent entirely at that institution, teaching and doing research. Always curious about nature, Bill has dedicated his life to learning and sharing his knowledge with others. Contact him at WDunson@comcast.net.

Bill Dunson is Professor Emeritus of Pennsylvania State University, thanks to a career spent entirely at that institution, teaching and doing research. Always curious about nature, Bill has dedicated his life to learning and sharing his knowledge with others. Contact him at WDunson@comcast.net.

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