The flooded St. Johns River down the hill from my home
post-Hurricane Irma, September 2017
natural history blogger, plant ecologist,
 and photographer
Phillip Lott
Phillip Cruising the Hubbard Glacier Alaska June 2017
Cruising the Hubbard Glacier, Alaska, 
June 2017

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What is the hottest it's ever been in Florida?
The hottest temperature ever recorded in Florida was 109 °F (43 °C), which was set on June 29, 1931 in Monticello. The coldest temperature was −2 °F (−19 °C), on February 13, 1899, just 25 miles (40 km) away, in Tallahassee. 
Redneck, my favorite red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) turtle is a difficult "pet."  Read about his remarkable evolutionary adaptations using the link above.
Phillip at Muir Woods National Monument North of San Francisco
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Phillip in the Napa Valley
California Wine Country

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