Steve Hanley's Life in South Florida Blog

April 15, 2018
stuffed bobcat with three and a half legs and the skin flaking off

OMG! I Live Next to a Hoarder!

Your neighbor opened his garage door for the first time in years, and what do you see? A STUFFED BOBCAT WITH THREE AND A HALF LEGS […]
April 9, 2018
Snowbird Migration Routes

Let the Great Snowbird Migration Begin!

You’ve heard it sung up and down the Florida peninsula: “You take the Turnpike and I’ll take I-75, and I’ll be in Georgia Before You!” Yes, […]
April 4, 2018

I Bought a Bottle of Animal Repellent

But it’s not doing a lot of animal repelling, or at least it’s not repelling my cat, Rosalind, sitting right beside the bottle. You think it […]
January 17, 2018
Fairy Ring Lawn Fungus

Is Lawn Fungus the Same as Toenail Fungus?

Yes and no. In terms of Yes, according to Oxford, a “fungus” is “any of a large group of spore-producing organisms which feed on organic matter […]
December 31, 2017
Santa with Money

Is a Fireplace Worth the Money Now that Santa’s Gone?

That’s a burning question (ha-ha-ha!) we Floridians with or without fireplaces ask. The fireplace-less among us wonder whether we should have one built, while the fireplace-full […]
December 17, 2017
Generac Generator

‘Tis the Season to Buy a Generator

Yes it’s true, “cold” in Florida is a relative term — water here freezes at 72, and so do the people.  Up north, the temperature falls […]
October 31, 2017
Baby turtle on the sand

Irma: How Did the Turtles Fare?

Not only do people love Florida, but turtles do, too! Much of what little childrearing turtles do – which mostly amounts to digging a hole, plopping […]
October 2, 2017
Nighttime map US

Florida is the Fastest Growing “Big State”

Now that South Florida is back to normal after Irma, it’s time to talk about precisely how popular – and populated! – the state really is. […]
October 2, 2017
Hurricane Irma Satellite Image

Broward and Miami-Dade Avoid the Worst of Irma

“Dodged a bullet” is a common refrain after Hurricane Irma made its way up the Florida peninsula, fortuitously (for us!) inching slightly west – or left, for […]
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