’Tis the season for superstition

spider superstition

By Terry W. Johnson Most folks enjoy having wildlife living just outside their backdoor. But that hasn’t always been the case. In times past, people often either took their wildlife neighbors for granted or honestly believed that many of them were imbued with frightening magical powers.  Worse yet, some thought they were cavorting with witches and ghosts. […]

Brown Bag It

Whether you are going back to school or heading out with the kids for a hike a bag lunch may come in handy. Below you will find 20 unique upgrades to the brown bag lunches of the past! Do you have one you would like to share? We would love to hear from you! 1. Pasta Salad […]

10 Reasons Why You Should Get Out In Nature

Get Out in Nature

10 Reasons Why You Should Get Out In Nature by Steven Bancarz Nature is where we belong. It’s no coincidence that the minute we get out to a beach, a forest, or a waterfall that we begin to feel better immediately. Nature is more than just eye candy, it is also one of the most […]

Haunted Halloween Camping and Crawleyween Haunted Trail

This years 3 day 2 night camping will be on Oct 31-Nov 2 Crawleyween Haunted Trail (open to the public) will be on Friday October 31st at Crowley Natural and Cultural Center   $55.00 per person adults – $35 youths 6-12 years – 1 night 3 meals, tents/ equipment included Or $75 per person for […]

Camping Fun Games For Kids

Camping Fun

A little bit of planing will ensure you enjoy camping fun with your younger guests. Here are some fun activities to try.   Scavenger Hunt –   Kids love to participate in scavenger hunt games during camping sessions. The game should be held in a great outdoors, which is the perfect setup to hold such […]

Connecting to the Outdoors

connecting to the outdoors

Connecting to the outdoors – So you want to introduce someone to the outdoors? Florida has a statewide network of conservation centers, it is designed to encourage and empower kids to participate in traditional outdoor recreation. Experts teach them how to safely enjoy the outdoor heritage we have worked so hard to maintain. The FYCCN […]