Florida Fauna & Flora – Roseate Spoonbill

Florida Fauna & Flora – Roseate Spoonbill

  Florida Fauna & Flora – Roseate Spoonbill   One of Florida’s most unique and colorful birds is the roseate spoonbill. This species is the only spoonbill that is native to the Western Hemisphere. It has pink wings, long pink legs and a white neck and back. There is no color difference between males and […]

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SECO News, April 2021

SECO News, April 2021

  Duncan’s Digest – Inverness Substation Upgrade   SECO Energy’s service territory covers 2,100 square miles, which is about the size of Delaware. At year-end 2020, we were serving 216,477 homes and businesses in seven Central Florida counties. The bulk of our members live in Citrus, Lake, Marion and Sumter Counties, with smaller numbers of […]

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Florida Fauna & Flora – Alligator Snapping Turtle

Florida Fauna & Flora – Alligator Snapping Turtle

  Florida Fauna & Flora – Alligator Snapping Turtle   Alligator snapping turtles look like a holdover from prehistoric times when dinosaurs roamed the earth. You can find this unique reptile throughout the southeastern United States and as far north as Iowa. It is the largest species of fresh-water turtle.   Alligator snapping turtles rarely […]

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Florida Fauna & Flora – Ocala National Forest

Florida Fauna & Flora – Ocala National Forest

The Ocala National Forest is located in SECO Energy’s backyard. This national landmark was established in 1909 and is the southernmost forest in the United States. In the forest’s beautiful 383,000 acres, you’ll find over 600 lakes, rivers and streams, as well as trails, animals, recreation areas and outdoor activities.   According to the U.S. […]

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SECO News, December 2020

SECO News, December 2020

  Duncan’s Digest – 2021 United Way Pledge Drive   SECO Energy employees have been exceptionally generous this year. Their philanthropic spirit is fostered by one of our Cooperative Principles: Concern for Community. Many employees, some who are not members themselves, have joined me in supporting SECO’s Pennies from Heaven charitable fund. Employee and member […]

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Florida Fauna & Flora – Northern Bobwhite Quail

Florida Fauna & Flora – Northern Bobwhite Quail

Northern bobwhite quails are medium-sized birds with round bodies, short tails and short necks. Their plumage is reddish-brown with white and gray streaks. Bobwhites are named for their distinctive “bob-white” call.   Bobwhite quails feed and roost in coveys of 8 to 25 birds. They forage on the ground for seeds, insects, fruits and plants. […]

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SECO News, November 2020

SECO News, November 2020

  Duncan’s Digest – Capital Credits – Co-op Membership Pays $6.1 Million   Last month I announced a higher member-favorable Power Cost Adjustment (PCA) or “Hot Bucks” credit. This month, I have more good financial news. During the September Trustees’ Meeting, your Board approved a record-high Capital Credit retirement of $6.1 million to current and […]

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SECO News, October 2020

SECO News, October 2020

  Duncan’s Digest – Power Cost Adjustment Lowers Bills   SECO Energy’s mission is to construct, maintain and restore the electric system that serves over 210,000 homes and businesses in the counties we serve. As a not-for-profit electric cooperative that operates for our members, we are proud to provide safe, reliable, affordable electric service and […]

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Florida Fauna & Flora – Hurricanes and Pets

Florida Fauna & Flora – Hurricanes and Pets

Don’t forget a hurricane or disaster plan for your family pet. According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), take your pets with you if you decide to evacuate before a storm arrives. Service animals that meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements are usually welcome in general population shelters.   You can […]

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Florida Fauna & Flora – Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Florida Fauna & Flora – Ruby-throated Hummingbird

  Florida Fauna & Flora – Ruby-throated Hummingbird   The most common hummingbird found in Florida is the ruby-throated hummingbird. You may also see black-chinned and rufous hummingbirds according to the University of Florida IFAS Extension. The ruby-throated hummingbird is also eastern North America’s only breeding hummingbird.   Ruby-throated hummingbirds are tiny. They measure only […]

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