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eJournal | Fall/Winter 2015-2016

In this issue hunting is the theme. Whether hunting for quail, butterflies, mistletoe or ticks, there’s a story here that discusses the topic.

Juanita Whiddon shares Henry Beadel’s diary entries about hunting on Tall Timbers Plantation in 1923. Jim Cox departs from his usual musings about his avian friends; butterflies as an ecological indicator are his subject. Bill Palmer puts the spotlight on one family’s approach to managing their property for bobwhite quail.Guest writers contributed articles. Doug Chapman reflects on the rise and fall of hunting bobwhite in the South. The DuPre/Reynolds family tells their story about Leary Farm a property under conservation easement. And, Robert Crawford shares a response to his book about ticks and politics in South Florida. View here.

Jingle Bells, watercolor by Linda Lee

Winter Exhibit at the Webster Art Gallery

It’s Artists’ Choice | Through February 2016

Visit the exhibit at the Webster Art Gallery before it closes at the end of February. Members of the Tallahassee Area Watercolor Society got to choose whatever painting or paintings they wanted as submissions for the Winter Exhibit. Therefore, there are a wide variety of paintings to see—from landscapes to botanicals to wildlife.

The Webster Art Gallery is located on the second floor of the historic Beadel House, and is open on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. and during Tall Timbers monthly Open House. This month Open House is Sunday, Feb. 21. Tours begin at 2:15 on the Beadel House front porch. Weather permitting, the tour will continue with a trip to the Jones Family Tenant Farm and the Bird Watch.

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Ticks and Politics in South Florida: The Fourth Seminole War and the Photographs of Roy Komarek

A new book by Robert L. Crawford
This book is an account of the Big Cypress Seminole Reservation “tick war” of the early 1940s. It is illustrated with first time published photographs by Roy Komarek, an accomplished photographer, who under the direction of Herbert Stoddard and the Cooperative Quail Study Association was hired by the National Audubon Society to investigate the problem.

To learn more about this era and see rare photographs of the Seminoles and cattlemen involved in the war against the Cattle Fever Tick, buy the book here.

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