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City of Gainesville Website (Gainesville, FL)
Fairchild Tropical Garden (Coral Gables, FL)
The Florida Botanical Gardens (Largo, FL)
Florida Museum of Natural History (Gainesville, FL)
Fruit and Spice Park (Homestead, FL)
Haile Plantation Homestead (Gainesville, FL)
Harry P. Leu Gardens (Orlando, FL)
Mounts Botanical Garden (West Palm Beach, FL)
University of South Florida Botanical Garden (Tampa, FL)
Our featured artist: Michael E. Kmiotek
Summer of the Dragon
For all practical purposes, naturalists and unenlightened civilians dwell on different planets. Kanapaha Botanical Gardens director Don Goodman was born a hard-wired naturalist and shares the secrets of this unique perspective in tales of a lifetime of interactions with animals and plants… from the magical boyhood incident when two snake eggs hatched in his hand to the loss of his right arm to a horrifying attack by a giant alligator.
Thrown into the mix are laugh-out-loud stories of student misadventures, colorful eccentricities, British soldiers cooking up a batch of psychotropic greens at Jamestown and a float trip down Florida’s grand Ichetucknee River that became "the Donner Party afloat."
If you don't know bastard toadflax from devil’s dung, this is the book for you!
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