Did you know that when Box Turtles are threatened or scared they could close their shell so tight that it is said that not even ants can get in? Watch #pbcParks “Animal Encounters” and learn fun facts about Box Turtles like Benedict, Daggerwing Nature Center’s Animal Ambassador.
January 5 is National Bird Day and one of the birds you can find at our parks’ during winter is the Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris)— a brightly colored songbird that is a common species of the coastal Southeast and south-central U.S. This species can be found in a variety of habitats, including shrublands, grasslands and wetlands, and can be attracted to your yard with feeders filled with white millet.Continue reading National Bird Day: Painted Buntings
International Day of People with Disabilities, celebrated on December 3, promotes and increases awareness and understanding of disability issues and mobilizes support for the rights, well-being, and acceptance of people with disabilities. This year’s overarching theme is “Transformative solutions for inclusive development” in the areas of employment, reducing inequity and sports.Continue reading PBC Parks Provides Inclusive Recreation Opportunities and Experiences for People with Disabilities
November is National Diabetes Month. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, over 37 million people in the United States have diabetes and over a third have prediabetes. There are two types of diabetes. Type 1 is a chronic autoimmune disease that attacks the cells that make insulin. Type 2 is a metabolic disease, where the body does not respond to insulin properly, increasing blood sugar levels in the body. However, healthy changes and habits can help prevent diabetes, like spending time outdoors, exercising regularly and increasing physical activity.Continue reading Parks Offer Ways to Prevent Diabetes through Physical Activity