Gulls fly over the water in the morning of October 28, 2020 in Tequesta, Fla. In Florida, there are several resident gulls that live near the coastlines year round. Last year, Aviation experts and zoologists found new insights into how gulls configure their wing shape (known as wing morphing) to stabilize their flight. The findings could be used to design more efficient flying vehicles, including soaring drones for farming or environmental monitoring.

Pink muhly grass in the morning on October 28, 2020 in Jupiter, Fla. Pink muhly grass (muhlenbergia capillaris) is an ornamental grass native to Florida.  In the fall season muhly grass produces fluffy pink to purple flower stalks that can reach up to five feet tall. Muhly grass can be grown throughout Florida and is often used in borders or in mass plantings for a beautiful, drift-like effect. Like most ornamental grasses, muhly grass grows best when it is planted in a sunny area, and they also have good drought tolerance.

A rainbow during a rain storm seen in the side of the road on U.S. 1 in Juno Beach, Florida on September 14, 2020.

Sandpipers run away from the incoming waves at Coral Cove Park in Tequesta, Fla. on October 28, 2020. Sandpipers are a large family, Scolopacidae, of waders or shorebirds. They are often found picking with their beaks in the sand along the shoreline. They eat small invertebrates buried in sand or soil. The amount of seabirds in Florida are the most during the autumn due to seasonal migrations. Sandpipers however are a year-round bird in Florida.

People watching Tropical Storm Eta roll in on Nov. 8, 2020 in Palm Beach, Fla. Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for Florida. Eta threatens south Florida with “severe flooding, strong winds, storm surge, hazardous seas, and potential for isolated tornadic activity” according to DeSantis’s executive order.
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