Happening here in South Seminole Heights! If you’re looking for a volunteer or giving back opportunity then look no further!The World Mission Society Church of God in Tampa is hosting a 2 month long project where volunteers are crocheting octopus for premature babies. Various socials are being held along the West Coast of Florida in order to save as many premises as possible.
Why an octopus? They are used as a form of therapy for the babies as the tentacles mimic the umbilical cord. Studies out of Denmark have shown positive results in heart rates and oxygen rates in premature babies.
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Do you think your Florida-friendly landscaping has what it takes to win a 2019 Tampa Bay Community Water Wise Award? Show off your commitment to conserving water and protecting the environment by submitting your landscape at tampabaywaterwise.org ... See MoreSee Less
What do you think about this? How many of these “truths” did you think were true?In today’s installment of Wildlife Wednesday, we will discuss a recent hot topic for Floridians. The aptly named “Love Bug”- Plecia nearctica, a species of march fly. Why “love bug” if people hate them so? Well, because they are usually seen “stuck” together, mating. First and most importantly, love bugs are NOT an experiment by a university created to control mosquitoes. If science had advanced to a level of being able to completely create an organism that successfully feeds and reproduces, do you really think it would be a love bug? Certainly not. Also, they do not eat mosquitoes. They nectar on flowers much like other pollinators, and in this way they are beneficial to the environment. Love bugs are an exotic an invasive species, coming from Central America- migrating into the United States in the 1920s and into Florida in the 1940s. Their reproduction has been successful for two reasons, first- not many predators are interested in eating them. Additionally, their larvae break down fallen and dead vegetation. Florida clearly has a lot of this, especially with the decrease in natural fires and suitably warm temperatures. This action aids in decomposing plant matter which provides nutrients to the soil. Love bugs also contribute fertilizer with the carcasses that do not end up on our vehicles. These are other ways that while exotic and invasive, they are beneficial. The lifespan of an adult love bug is 3 to 4 days. This is filled with mating and staying stuck together- often with one still flying while the other is deceased. As many as 8 males compete over a single larger female to get “stuck” for life. These honeymooners are attracted to exhaust fumes, which is why they are often congregating around roads and areas where they end up splattered on vehicles. Another misconception is that love bugs are acidic and that their guts will dissolve the paint on your car. This is not true either. Most of the “white splat” that you see is actually their eggs. Natural bacterial and fungal elements of decomposition and heat from the sun cause compounds that can dissolve paint on your vehicle. Soaking the front of your car with water and then scrubbing with a dryer sheet or brush and Dawn soap DAILY will remove them. Wax should be applied if Dawn is used. A deflector or wax on the front of your car will help prevent as many sticking. Unfortunately, love bugs are here to stay and do not respond well to pesticides. They come out for a few weeks in both May and September- Essentially marking the coming of summer and the coming of fall. Love bugs cannot hurt you, they do not bite or sting and they do not carry any diseases. Written By -Dixie Resnick, CEO CMNC #wildlifewednesdaycmnc #crowleymuseumabdnaturecenter @cmnc_in_old_miakka #lovebugs ... See MoreSee Less
We are now accepting nominations for the South Seminole Heights Civic Association’s Semi-Annual Beautification Award. The winner will be chosen based on recent or continued improvements to a home/yard that make an observable and positive difference to the aesthetics of our community.
Eligibility is limited to South Seminole Heights residences only. A home must be a minimum of 20 years in age and may only win once every 5 years.
Please feel free to self nominate or nominate a deserving neighbor by commenting their address on this post, sending a Facebook message to the SSHCA, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yey! I love this award! No shame in my game- I nominate my home: 204 W Hilda St, 33603. Give me the weekend to get my fresh mulch out 🤗
As for age verification, we can use the property appraisers website that shows the year a home is built.
That's a house I designed in 2004. It's unfortunate the builder messed up a few details. The gables should have a 24 " overhang, the skirt was supposed to be flared, and the porch railing was supposed to be an 8x8 sitting rail, not a guard rail that makes the porch look like a playpen. The house has an awesome floorplan; 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths
Just a friendly reminder to South Seminole Heights residents, the City of Tampa SWEEP debris pickup for our area begins the week of Monday, May 20. All items should be placed curbside no later than 8pm Sunday May 19, and will be picked up within 4 days. For more information, including a list of allowed and prohibited items, please visit the City of Tampa App or website (www.tampagov.net/solid-waste/programs/sweep). 😊 Happy purging! ... See MoreSee Less
It was just a year ago that we had a tragic accident that took a neighbors life along Highland Ave. As we all work to improve the safety of our roads please remember to do your part and stay aware of those drivers around you