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Clean Up Continues

CLEANUP CONTINUES

Every day clean up continues. The professional crews that we paid to do the critical trees are gone. The faithful Crowley volunteer crew remains, we are deeply grateful for them. Some of these beautiful trees were ancient and massive. We…

Tree Work Begins

Tree Work begins

The major tree work clearing the buildings starts today. Wish us luck that all goes well and the damage we reveal is repairable. To contribute to our clean up efforts so that we can get back to teaching students AND…

Red Saves the Herd

red saved the herd

I’ve seen lots of gratitude posts in the wake of Ian. I intend to post many because we are so grateful for the small kindnesses we have received so far. But, I’d like to start from the beginning. This is…

Ian Aftermath Lucky, Fortunate or Blessed

Ian aftermath… it is entirely possible to feel lucky, fortunate or blessed while still feeling overwhelmed, sad, angry and even heartbroken. The natural world and weather can be incredibly destructive, unpredictable and unforgiving at times. But, in all cases, the…

Hurricane Ian Update

Crowley Hurricane Ian Update

Hello, Dixie here with a hurricane Ian update. Thank you all for the outpouring of messages and calls checking in on us. First let me say that the most important parts of CMNC, are uninjured. The people and animals are…

Wildlife Wednesday – Capybara

Capybara

In today’s installment of Wildlife Wednesday we will discuss the unique capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris). Originally from South America, the capybara is considered an exotic species here in Florida. A giant cavy rodent, the capybara is the largest of the rodent…

Wildlife Wednesday – Bobcat

In today’s installment of Wildlife Wednesday we will discuss one of our favorite residents, the Florida bobcat (Felidae rufus Floridanus). This interesting creature is the smaller of two large predatory cat species that inhabit Florida. It is also one of…