Jill Staake

Jill Staake

Blogger I blog twice a week for Birds & Blooms, writing about topics like gardening, butterflies, outdoor projects, and birding. I also work as the Assistant Coordinator of MOSI Outside at the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) in Tampa, where my responsibilities include butterfly gardening and raising native butterflies for the free-flight Butterfly Encounter exhibit. On the personal side, I'm 30-something, married with no kids. I grew up in Hinckley, OH, famous for the yearly "Return of the Buzzards" and then attended Bowling Green State University, where I received a degree in Secondary English Ed and Choral Music. After that, I lived in Toledo, Ohio for 8 years until my husband and I decided to move to Tampa, Florida in 2006. When I'm not gardening, you'll find me reading, traveling, and happily digging my toes into the sand on the beach. You can contact me at florida33girl@gmail.com.

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