Amelia Island’s Fall Beach Days, Nature, Outdoors

There’s lots of time to enjoy lazy days at the shore on this northeast Florida barrier island after Labor Day. September historic average temperatures in Fernandina Beach are a high of 85 and evening lows average 73 degrees. Then there’s October, a perfect month for outdoor activities.

Fernandina Beach, Home of the Pirates

Football season starts with the first Friday night home game at Fernandina Beach High School September 2, 2011. SEE 2011 HOME GAME SCHEDULE. Cold Stone Creamery, hot dogs and more will be served at concession stand. Swashbuckling Pirates to also invade the field. Come out and support the team!

Amelia Island Plantation’s Deep-Pocketed Knight

The Omni Amelia Island Plantation and the Sawgrass Marriott Resort are heading in somewhat different directions.

Landscape Matters Classes: Flower Bulbs & Plant Clinic

What flower bulbs do well in Florida without much care? Find out by attending free class in Yulee at Nassau County Demonstration Garden on September 14, 2011. Master Gardener will give tips on care, feeding, and over-wintering of bulbs. Got problem plants? Bring plant samples to the plant clinic September 19, 2011. Let the experts at the Nassau County Extension diagnose your issues.

Van Tours of Captivating Cumberland, America’s Wilderness Island

The “Lands and Legacies Tour” of Cumberland Island, GA is a van tour accessing more remote areas of this wilderness island.

Sea Turtle Groupies Attend Nest Dig Gigs on Amelia Island

Like rock bands, Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch volunteers attract groupies who follow their turtle gigs.

Amelia Island Bands & Barbecue Beach Cookoff

2011 Great Southern Tailgate Cookoff August 26-27 features live bands and pro barbecue competition oceanfront. Special Amelia Island hotel deals. Admission is free to enjoy bands at the beach (Bush Doctors, Mustang Sally, Hoffman’s Voodoo, The Impediments, Touch of Grey and Wet Willie). Arts & crafts area and beach volleyball tournament. Food and beverages for purchase.

Bahiagrass For Florida Home Lawns? Fireweed

Replacing your Florida home’s lawn? Argentine bahiagrass is disease and insect resistant and cold tolerant. However, before doing anything, get a soil test kit first and more info about various types of lawngrass for your area.