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Does Florida Have Four Seasons?

We certainly do have four seasons not just one long summer and a short spring! The visual cues of the seasons will depend upon where you are in the state.  If you are on the gulf coast most of the trees and shrubs you will see are evergreen e.g. live oak, laurel oak, palm trees, mangroves etc.  These plants/trees can tolerate the effects of sea spray....

Did You Know The Bays Change Color?

Did you know most aerials are flown and taken in the winter months after a cold front during a cloudless day? The color of the water in an estuary will changewith the season and depending upon how much rain has fallen in the drainage basin. I was at the boat basin on Davis Islands in Tampa Florida and a mother did notwant her toddler to get the water in his...

Let’s Look at Rainfall Data for the Last 94 Years

Florida’s Southwest Water Management District has the rainfall data for 16 counties in this area for the previous 94 years. I graphed three counties, two adjacent and the northern county in the district: Hillsborough, Polk and Levy. While there has been major fluctuation in all the counties, the oscillation has been between 40 inches and 80 inches in all...