Bear activity is making the news these days – the numbers of still-threatened Florida black bears increasing – so to head off the potential of negative encounters with bears as you hike through the Ocala, Osceola, and Apalachicola National Forests, it’s now necessary to bear bag your food. It’s always been a smart idea because […]
Archives for December 2009
Christmas is in the air, so why not take a holly hike? Florida has several species of holly you’ll catch with red berries this time of year, and they grow in a variety of habitats. Dahoon holly is found in the floodplain forests and marshes of the Florida peninsula; scrub holly in the high,dry scrub […]
Every winter, hundreds of manatees converge at Blue Spring Run near Deland, as do the folks who want to see them up close in the wild. Here’s a clip from a visit I made last weekend while working on the new edition of “50 Hikes.” I loved the commentary from the two ladies next to […]
A blue moon captured over Big Cypress on the next to last evening of 2009.