Jay Bushnell's Presentation
Last evening, Dr. Jay Bushnell gave a standing-room only audience a very interesting overview of the plantation/sugar mill life in early NE Florida. First, he dared the audience to guess how many original British colonies there were at the time. One or more of the people did know that the number was actually 15, not the 13 that many of us thought. He went on to talk about the grant that was obtained by the local community college, faculty and students to preserve the remaining structures and artifacts after many had been lost to less than careful development. One photo demonstrated this clearly as Dr. Bushnell again challenged the audience. He showed a picture of a wall of a very old sugar mill that had a big hole in it. What caused it? Well, turns out it was created by a transect line being shot through the wall!!
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Due to coronavirus concerns, the headquarters building is closed to visitors. However, staff are working as usual and the Refuge is open for appropriate recreational uses including boating, hiking, fishing, biking, and birding.
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Hunting Information from the Refuge Manager
The print version of the 2019-2020 Hunt Regulations Brochure is now available at Refuge headquarters. For a digital version,
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