Alachua County Celebrates Earth Day
Gainesville, FL -- Earth Day came early for visitors to the Florida Museum of Natural History.
The museum hosted Bioblitz, an Earth Day celebration offering a behind-the-scenes look at some of the museum's natural collections.
Exhibits focused on plants and animals native to the sunshine state.
They also held a large plant sale with more than 120 species of native and butterfly-friendly plants.
The City of Gainesville is also using the day to teach others about the importance of going green.
Volunteers at the Morningside Nature Center hosted the Farm and Forest Festival today in celebration of Earth Day.
The annual event showcased local environmental groups and gave visitors a look at some of Florida's critters.
Organizers say the goal was to give easy tips on living environmentally friendly.
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, Friends of Nature Parks, and the Florida Native Plant Society will host a native plant sale at the Morningside Nature Center next Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27.
For mroe information, visit the city's Nature Operations Division website.
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