Duval County, of which Jacksonville mostly incorporates, is not the tourist destination travelers think of when visiting Florida. It is easy to believe that those journeying down I-95 probably drive through without stopping, even for a bathroom break. Those that do decide to spend some time in the LARGEST city in area in the Contiguous… Continue reading Duval County: A Walk Around James Weldon Johnson Park
Month: June 2021
8. Duval County: Mayport to Fort Caroline National Memorial and Beyond
The Complete A1A blog entry #7 brought us into Duval County from Amelia Island, where travel stays within the Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve until arriving at the St. Johns River Ferry on Fort George Island. Here, the ONLY ferry service along A1A transports vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians for nearly a mile across the St.… Continue reading 8. Duval County: Mayport to Fort Caroline National Memorial and Beyond
June 15: It’s Nature Photography Day!
Today is a special day for those that like to connect with nature and wildlife, and capture those awesome moments on camera. From the National Day Calendar website: “The North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) along with millions of photographers and photography lovers across the nation observe Nature Photography Day on June 15th. Nature lovers… Continue reading June 15: It’s Nature Photography Day!
7. Duval County: Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve, and St. Johns River Ferry
Welcome to Duuvall! And with that, welcome to the LARGEST city in area in the Continental United States—Jacksonville. And with that, welcome to the Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve, a 46,000-acre piece of paradise that many outside of Jacksonville—and probably some that live within the county/city limits—do not know exist. To some, Jacksonville is a… Continue reading 7. Duval County: Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve, and St. Johns River Ferry
A1A Animal Encounters: Accredited Zoos and Mammal Marine Parks
“People forget the good that zoos do. If it weren’t for zoos, we would have so many species that would be extinct today.“ -Betty White “I became very critical of zoos and circuses and keeping animals in captivity. I wish it was against the law.” -Christopher Walken A drive down A1A, from beginning to end,… Continue reading A1A Animal Encounters: Accredited Zoos and Mammal Marine Parks