Welcome to TGO Nature!

Welcome to the TGO Nature Website

 

Welcome to the TGO Nature website where we will explore nature at The Great Outdoors RV, Nature and Golf Resort in Titusville, Florida located in central Florida. With acres of preserve in this gated community, we are fortunate to have diverse species of wildlife and plants. We will be adding educational articles to help you learn about our wildlife and plants and photos will be added to our Photo Albums sections to assist in visually identifying our wildlife and plants. We will also venture out of the TGO boundaries, at times, to learn about wildlife and plants in other parts of central Florida.  We hope you enjoy the TGO Nature website and learn about our wonderful community and its wild residents (some of whom are human!).

 

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TGO Nature Center Organization

TGO Nature Center Organization

 

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Photo Courtesy of Darlene Durham

 

Within the community of The Great Outdoors (TGO), their is a not for profit organization called the TGO Nature Center. The organization’s purpose is to promote the awareness, appreciation and conservation of nature’s plants, animals, birds, fish and reptiles. Click on this TGO Nature Center Organization link to learn more about the TGO Nature Center organization.

 

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TGO Nature Center Building

TGO Nature Center Building

 

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Photo Courtesy of Darlene Durham

 

The TGO Nature Center is located within the community of The Great Outdoors RV, Nature & Golf Resort in Titusville, Florida. The building houses a museum, library, meeting room, kitchen and screened in porch. Click on this TGO Nature Center Building link to learn more about this truly unique amenity.

 

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Snowy Egret Photo Album

Snowy Egret Photo Album

 

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Photo Courtesy of Darlene Durham

 

TGO Nature has added a Snowy Egret Photo Album to assist in identifying this beautiful bird. These birds can usually be seen around the ponds at The Great Outdoors. Click on this Snowy Egret Photo Album link to view the photo album.

 

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Coyotes at TGO

Coyotes at TGO

©Darlene B. Durham 2014

 

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Photo Courtesy of UF IFAS

 

On August 29 and 31, 2014, two coyotes were recorded on a wildlife video camera. Each night the camera caught what looks like a different single coyote. This was in close proximity to the TGO Nature Center.

As with other wildlife we have at TGO, we need to be vigilant about not letting pets stray outside and be alert when walking our pets, especially at night.  Please also remember that for the safety of our pets, they are not allowed on any of the trails.

To read more about Coyotes, click on this Coyote Educational Article link.

 

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White-Tailed Deer

White-Tailed Deer

 ©Darlene B. Durham 2014

 

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Photo Courtesy of Darlene Durham

 

We are fortunate to have many of the beautiful White-Tailed Deer at TGO. The White-Tailed Deer gets its name from its tail that is brown on the top and white on the underside.   Read more about the White-Tailed Deer…

 

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Painted Buntings

Painted Buntings Educational Article

 

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Photo Courtesy of Darlene Durham

 

Painted Buntings are beautiful little birds which some residents at The Great Outdoor RV, Nature & Golf Resort (TGO) have the knack of drawing to their bird feeders. To learn more about them, click on this Painted Bunting Educational Article link.

 

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Painted Bunting

 Painted Bunting Photo Album

 

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Photo Courtesy of Darlene Durham

 

The male Painted Bunting is easy to identify with his colorful feathers but the female can be a bit more difficult. TGO Nature has created a Painted Bunting photo album to help in identifying these special birds. Click on this Painted Bunting Photo Album link to see more photos.

 

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Crested Caracara Photo Album

 Crested Caracara Photo Album

 

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Photo Courtesy of Darlene Durham

 

TGO Nature has added a Crested Caracara Photo Album to help in identifying these birds.  Click on this Crested Caracara Photo Album link to go to the webpage.

 

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Crested Caracara Educational Article

Crested Caracara Educational Article

 

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Photo Courtesy of Darlene Durham

 

The Crested Caracara is an unusual looking bird which we see at times at The Great Outdoors RV, Nature and Golf Resort. Read the TGO Nature educational article about these birds by clicking on this Crested Caracara Educational Article link.

 

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Pale Meadow Beauty Wildflower

 Pale Meadow Beauty Wildflower

 

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Photo Courtesy of Darlene Durham

 

It is late May of 2014 and the Pale Meadow Beauty wildflowers are blooming at TGO!  These flowers are also called Maryland Meadow Beauty.  I found these little beauties on the back side of Doe Lake close the 8th tee box of the golf course but I’m sure we have them in other areas of TGO.  I’ll sure be looking for them everywhere I go at TGO!   To read more about the Pale Meadow Beauty, click on this TGO Nature Pale Meadow Beauty Educational Article link.

 

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Osprey Photo Album

Osprey Photo Album

 

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Photo Courtesy of Taylor Durham

 

The Osprey can often be mistaken for the Bald Eagle especially from a distance or in flight. TGO Nature has created a photo album with multiple photographs of the Osprey to help in the identification of this bird seen within the The Great Outdoors RV, Nature & Golf community. Click on this Osprey Photo Album link to begin learning how to identify Ospreys.

 

 

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Osprey Educational Article

Osprey Educational Article

 

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Photo Courtesy of Taylor Durham

 

We often see Ospreys within The Great Outdoors RV, Nature & Golf Resort community.  TGO Nature is pleased to offer an educational article about Ospreys. Click on this Osprey Educational Article link to learn more about these beautiful birds.

 

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Cattle Egret Photo Album

 Cattle Egret Photo Album

 

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Photo Courtesy of Taylor Durham

 

There has been a new photo album added to the TGO Nature website – Cattle Egret Photo Album. To view photos to help with the identification of these birds, click on this Cattle Egret Photo Album link.

 

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Cattle Egret Educational Article

Cattle Egret Educational Article

 

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Photo Courtesy of Taylor Durham

 

An educational article has been added to TGO Nature to assist in learning about Cattle Egret.  To learn more about this bird, please click on this Cattle Egret Educational Article link.

 

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