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

Silver Medal Winner in the 2015 Florida Book Awards Visual Arts Category
This book by Robert L. Crawford 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, buy the book here.

Bill MCKeown-Summer's End

Last Week for Spring Exhibit at the Webster Art Gallery

Visit the Spring exhibit at the Webster Art Gallery, which ends May 31. The paintings featured this spring, from members of the Tallahassee Area Watercolor Society, have a vacation theme.

The Webster Art Gallery is located on the second floor of the historic Beadel House, and is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-4 p.m. and during Tall Timbers monthly Beadel House tour. 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. Next Beadel House Tour is Sunday, June 12.


Roaming the Red Hills Complete Video by WFSU-TV

Over the course of ten adventures, we explore the Red Hills of south Georgia and north Florida. It’s a region shaped by a rich ecology, starting with a large, privately owned longleaf forest, maintained through fire for the purpose of quail hunting, but beneficial to many species. From there we head down to the Red Hills’ rivers and lakes, and the wildlife within them. We also explore our rural heritage, where local agriculture still thrives.

Here we have collected all of our Roaming the Red Hills EcoAdventure series for a special episode of Local Routes. Tall Timbers provided funding for this video series. To view the complete video click here.