A mosquito-borne disease, Chikungunya fever was first identified in 1952 in Tanzania. In recent years it has spread prolifically throughout the Caribbean. It has no known cure, and it is now present in Florida.
Summer in Florida
Being outdoors in Florida in summer means being aware of the hazards that come with our hottest months. Play it safe when you get outdoors this summer!
Early summer is sea turtle nesting season in Florida, where precautions should be taken on the beaches and near shore to avoid disturbing these gentle giants.
Summer isn’t the best time to hike in Florida, but it’s still fun to see the beauty of our forests during the rainy season. Hike early AM, or take a short stroll.
Mosquitoes make summer hiking a challenge in Florida. Here’s why they’re a problem and what you can do to fight back.
Florida has four species of venomous spiders, including the red widow spider, which is only found in our state.
Since they crawl on your skin and attach themselves to you to feed, ticks and chiggers are especially creepy. Unlike mosquitoes, you can’t just swat them away. Here’s the difference between them.