The buildings on campus include The Powell Hall, Randall Research Centre, Dickenson Hall and the Mc Guire Centre for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity. San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park has a wide variety of wildlife such as turkeys, white tailed deer, foxes, bobcats and species of songbirds.
The other recreational activities that one can indulge in at the park include biking, ... More nature viewing, horse riding and hiking.
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens contain the largest bamboo gardens as well as a butterfly garden, Camellia garden, Rose garden, Rock garden, Cycad garden, Crinum garden and more.
The original local inhabitants were the Timucua Indians. The city has been ranked as one of the best places to live and play by the National Geographic Adventure in 2007. There are a number of deciduous trees found in this city and so the place has been recognized as a 'Tree City' in the USA.
The city experiences wide temperature fluctuations ... More and has a humid subtropical climate. In summers there is frequent rain with high humidity. In winters the nights can be very cold with temperatures going below freezing point.
Spring lasts from February to April with a pleasant climate with low humidity and cloudless blue skies.
Many deciduous trees of sweet gum, hickory, maple and dogwood can be found along with oaks, palm trees and other evergreen plants.
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