This is the nation’s longest-running citizen science bird project, and it helps fuel the National Audubon Society’s science throughout the year.
Volunteers throughout the United States participate. Our local chapter has participated for many years. Continue reading 117th Christmas Bird Count→
Following a brief talk about the Preserve and the needed work, volunteers will assist in clearing a new hiking trail. Work will be completed by noon.
An optional guided nature walk will be offered following completion of work. Volunteers should wear long pants and sturdy shoes with closed toes. Continue reading Clearing A Hiking Trail→
Celebrate Hernando County at the 16th Annual Hernando County Residents Reception
As a resident, we’re sure you have many questions about Hernando County. Questions about schools… safety and law enforcement… roads and local government… healthcare… and naturally… where to shop, eat and play.
For three months of the year Bay Scallop Season allows local residents and visitors to harvest these delicacies on the West coast of Florida from Aripeka, Hernando County northwards. In 2015, open harvest season for bay scallops along Florida’s Gulf coast runs from June 27 – September 24.
Its popularity may be the cause of its decline as a natural resource. The 2015 Annual abundance survey from the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission finds the local scallop population ‘vulnerable’ with less than 1 scallop per 12 square yards.
Reasons for the decline can be attributed to environmental events such as hurricanes, major tropical storms and El Niño or a decline in water quality, polution or overfishing.
The daily bag limit is 2 gallons whole bay scallops in shell or 1 pint of bay scallop meat per person (max. 10 gal. of whole bay scallops in shell or 1/2 gal. bay scallop meat per vessel).
The Board of County Commissioners recently approved an incentive package for CSC Holding Group, LLC, d/b/a TreeUmph! Adventure Course of Bradenton, Florida to expand to Brooksville. The attraction plans to open by November 2016.
TreeUmph! plans to lease with an option to purchase approximately 47 acres owned by Hernando County which is located in east Hernando County on Cedar Lane. The attraction will feature different skill levels of zip lines, bridges, bungee swings with hanging nets in conjunction with a base camp that includes ticket sales, visitor’s center, concession, gift area and a picnic area(s) for ages seven and up.