Florida @ BellaOnline http://www.bellaonline.com/Site/florida Calling all residents and visitors to Florida! Read all about the Sunshine State with fact-packed articles covering popular topics, beaches and attractions written by a local resident. en-us Copyright 2018 BellaOnline.com All Rights Reserved. Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:44:45 EST 240 http://www.bellaonline.com/images/logo.jpg Florida @ BellaOnline http://florida.bellaonline.com Growing Hemp in Florida http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art179018.asp Industrial hemp could be the next big agricultural commodity grown in Florida. Although hemp and marijuana are the same species of plant, they are grown differently and produce different chemical compounds. Read on to discover how they differ. Sat, 8 Dec 2018 00:01:00 EST Florida State Forests http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art180113.asp Florida is home to 37 state forests, administered by a division of the state Department of Agriculture. In addition to protecting ecosystems and rare species, the forests offer a range of outdoor recreational activities. Sat, 1 Dec 2018 00:01:00 EST Merritt Island and Canaveral National Seashore http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art177653.asp The northern section of Merritt Island, adjacent to the Kennedy Space Center, comprises both Canaveral National Seashore and a national wildlife refuge. The national seashore protects 25 miles of undeveloped beach. The wildlife refuge offers hiking trails and wildlife viewing. Sat, 24 Nov 2018 00:01:00 EST