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Visit Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation

October 18, 2019 by Corey A Edwards

Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation FoundationIf you enjoy seeing exotic animals up close and responsibly cared for, then you’ll definitely want to visit Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation in Gainesville, FL.

One of the best things about going to see all the amazing and beautiful animals at Carson Springs, is that you can feel good doing so. This is no average zoo or menagerie. Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation is an exotic animal refuge that rescues abandoned and abused animals. They also provide homes for endangered species as well as rehabilitating native species

The facility is fully licensed by Alachua County, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. They are also members of The Zoological Association of America and The Feline Conservation Federation.

Carson Springs strives to not only meet but exceed the minimum standards set for caring for these animals. Enclosures at the facility are clean, expansive, and on natural grass, with trees and bushes. All the occupants receive varied, nutritious diets and clean fresh water for optimum health.

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Hampton Lake Bed & Breakfast 20th Anniversary Special

April 27, 2019 by Corey A Edwards

Hampton Lake Bed & Breakfast 20th AnniversaryHampton Lake Bed & Breakfast is celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2019! We’re offering a Florida lodging special as a way of saying “thank you” for 20 fabulous years – 20% off your stay between May 6th and June 16th, 2019!

In The Beginning

Freeman and I never dreamed, when we first opened our North Florida Bed and Breakfast twenty years ago, that we would meet so many wonderful people.

The B&B opened in May 1999, with only three rooms. We never imagined our first guests would be a 16U girls softball team, yet we were in our element. Having raised three children and always having their friends over we knew exactly how to take care of them.

That was just the beginning. Those three rooms grew to seven along with the many years of guests.

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Butterfly Rainforest at the Florida Museum of Natural History

November 16, 2018 by Corey A Edwards

Butterfly Rainforest - Florida Museum of Natural HistoryImagine stepping into a tropical world of lush greenery populated by hundreds of gorgeous and fascinating butterflies and moths. You would either be dreaming … or in the Butterfly Rainforest at the Florida Museum of Natural History!

The Florida Museum of Natural History, located on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, is over 120 years old. Their collections contain more than 34 million specimens and artifacts.

Permanent exhibits at the museum include a focus on the ancient Calusa people of South Florida and an extensive and internationally acclaimed fossil collection. The Discovery Zone contains some fascinating collections and hands-on learning experiences.

One of the museum’s most popular attractions, however, is the Butterfly Rainforest.

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Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of The Florida Museum of Natural History

October 23, 2017 by Corey A Edwards

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of The Florida Museum of Natural HistoryThe Florida Museum of Natural History is celebrating their centennial with a very special exhibit showcasing some of the museum’s most unique, fascinating, and treasured objects. “Rare, Beautiful & Fascinating: 100 Years @FloridaMuseum” is a must see event – September 23rd, 2017 to January 7th, 2018.

The Florida Museum of Natural History is always worth a visit, as we’ve noted before but for the 100th Anniversary, they’ve really pulled all the stops out. Though the museum dates back to the late 1890s, it didn’t move to Gainesville until 1917. This anniversary celebrates that move, the accomplishments of the last century, and looks forward to the next 100 years.

The museum has been contemplating how to celebrate the centennial for many years. They finally decided on an exhibit of the museum’s finest work from the last 100 years. That sounds simple enough but, with a museum as large and as old as this, how do you choose?

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Explore The Florida Museum of Natural History

April 28, 2017 by Corey A Edwards

The Florida Museum of Natural HistoryThere are always a ton of fun and fresh things to do in Northern Florida. One attraction in the Starke area that seems to have something for everyone is The Florida Museum of Natural History.

The Florida Museum of Natural History, located on the University of Florida campus, treats visitors to a variety of permanent and rotating exhibits. The museum contains more than 34 million specimens and artifacts, including one of the world’s largest collections of butterflies and moths.

In a bit of synchronicity, one of the most popular attractions at the museum is the Butterfly Rainforest exhibit.

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Get Wild At Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation!

April 14, 2017 by Corey A Edwards

Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation in Gainesville, FlCarson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation is an exotic animal refuge in Gainesville, Florida. Take a tour of their facility and meet more than 70 different exotic animals all in one amazing place!

Christine and Barry Janks founded the Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation in 2003. Their mission was a simple one: they wanted to house and rehabilitate abandoned, abused, and/or endangered exotic and native animals. Further, they hoped to help educate their visitors about these wonderful animals and the role they play.

From the looks of things, it would seem they succeeded!

Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation currently houses over 70 animals representing 25 different species. Unlike many facilities, here they go above and beyond the minimum standards set by the Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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Discover Relaxation and Recreation At Hampton Lake Florida

August 22, 2016 by Corey A Edwards

Relax and recreate at Hampton Lake FloridaHampton Lake, located between between Gainesville and Jacksonville, Florida, is an 822-acre, natural cypress lake. Its cool, spring-fed waters are perfect for all kinds of recreating and relaxing.

Just 7 miles south of Starke, FL on Highway 301, Hampton Lake is an oasis for those looking to cool off and relax. Fishing, swimming, and spectacular sunsets are just the beginning. Beyond exciting fishing retreats for bass and bream, the public boat ramp gives access to the lake’s surface.

Our Florida lakefront B&B, Hampton Lake Bed & Breakfast, is here, nestled on 60 acres of open field with 180 feet of waterfront and a dock. A stay with us opens up opportunities to stroll through the fields, fish off the dock, take a swim, or just relax to the sounds of nature.

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