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A Butterfly Back from the Brink of Extinction

The beautiful Atala butterfly (Eumaeus atala Poey) is now here in the Gardens, thanks to our prolific coontie palm (Zamia integrifolia) population and Thomas Hecker, director of Horticulture at Peace […]

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Catching Up With Conservation: Cooley’s Water-willow

On July 12th, 2023, through a partnership with the Rare Plant Conservation Program (RPCP), the Florida Forest Service (FFS), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a population augmentation of […]

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Successward: The Question of Marriage (Chapter 9)

Successward is the 1895 book written by Edward Bok. Necessarily the question of marriage to a young man is an important one—perhaps the most important that is given him to solve […]

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Catching Up With Conservation: Collecting Spreading Pinweed Seeds

Under an agreement with the Center for Plant Conservation, the Rare Plant Conservation Program has been tasked to collect seeds of the endangered spreading pinweed, Lechea divaricata, from one population […]

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Successward: His Attitude Towards Women (Chapter 8)

Successward is the 1895 book written by Edward Bok. The attitude which a young man assumes toward women is one of the surest index-fingers to his character, and nothing stamps him […]

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Successward: His Religious Life (Chapter 7)

Successward is the 1895 book written by Edward Bok. When a writer seeks to present the religious life a being, be he young man or patriarch, it naturally follows that he […]

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Successward: In Matters of Dress (Chapter 6)

Successward is the 1895 book written by Edward Bok. We may like it or not, but we are judged in this world first for what we are, but also as we […]

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Successward: Sowing His Wild Oats (Chapter 5)

Successward is the 1895 book written by Edward Bok. It is a common saying, and a belief equally as general, that it is not only essential, but it is assumed as […]

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Successward: His Social Life and Amusements (Chapter 4)

Successward is the 1895 book written by Edward Bok. The social life of a young man has a direct and important bearing upon his success, and he cannot be too careful […]