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Two new truffle species discovered in Florida pecan orchards

Two new species of truffles were recently discovered on the roots of pecan trees in Florida orchards. The good news is that you can eat them — the bad news is that you wouldn't want to. While Tuber brennemanii and Tuber floridanum are edible “true...
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The man behind the world’s largest private shell collection

Volunteer Harry Lee has been transferring shells to the Florida Museum one car load at a time for eight years Nearly every Wednesday at 7:05 a.m. for the past eight years, Dr. Harry G. Lee drives 90 minutes from his home in Jacksonville to volunteer...