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10924354894?profile=RESIZE_710xHundreds of European starlings, known as a murmuration, take flight at sunset at Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge west of Boynton Beach. Photo by Susan Wasserman BELOW RIGHT: Five young gallinules huddle near the shore of Lake

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10063043256?profile=RESIZE_710xFAU student Chase Donaghy enjoyed an afternoon of surfing at Red Reef Park. Tao Woolfe/The Coastal Star

By Tao Woolfe

Boca Raton’s Red Reef Park is a busy place in the late afternoon as beachgoers scoop up kids, towels and folding chairs for the trek

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7960726665?profile=originalAn adult least tern offers food to a young juvenile on the beach in Boca Raton near the south edge

of Spanish River Park in mid-June. Based on the size and color of feathers, a Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

biologist estimated the youngst

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7960720277?profile=originalA least tern sits on eggs on the beach in Boca Raton.

7960720071?profile=originalFlorida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission workers and Gumbo Limbo staff

make signs for a perimeter fence to deter beachgoers from walking on the nest.

7960719878?profile=originalThe dappled color of the eggs is a go

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7960662490?profile=originalBoca Raton Deputy Mayor Mike Mullaugh pushes Heather Taylor, Ms. Wheelchair Florida 2016,

along one of the city’s mobility mats at Spanish River Park.

Photo provided

By April W. Klimley   

    For Heather Taylor, a visit to the beach at Boca Raton’s

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7960641481?profile=originalBoca resident Lisa Huffman holds her son Harrison while keeping an eye on her golden doodle

and a friend’s greyhound at Bark Park Dog Beach.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Arden Moore

    My dogs, Chipper and Cleo, remind me to never stereotype can

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7960638072?profile=original‘Who wants to go for a boat ride?’ Guests outfitted in the mandatory life jackets

are ready to be helped aboard one of the 20 yachts offering rides to attendees

of last year’s Boating & Beach Bash for People With Disabilities.

Photo provided

By Apri

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7960553681?profile=originalA trio of dogs enjoys the surf at Spanish River Park.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Sallie James

 It’s 7:30 a.m. on a Saturday, and Vince Jacobs is watching as his soft-coated wheaten terriers race down the beach, kicking up sand and dodging the

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By Steve Plunkett

    The city’s long-awaited dog beach will open to pets and pet lovers the second weekend of December at the north end of Spanish River Park.

    Hours will be 7 to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to sunset on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Th

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