I never expected the blue. Living in a land where ice comes in shades of white and off-gray, the brilliant blues and violets of Glacier Grey were startling, invigorating, in the heart of Patagonia.
Archives for July 2011
Tips from Florida Fish & Wildlife on how best to manage encounters with Florida black bears, which are becoming more common in certain parts of Florida.
Some years ago, I was delighted to meet Orlando mayor Carl T. Langford at a public event. At the time, my husband worked for the city and knew the Langford family. To celebrate a friend’s birthday one year, we piled onto the Rivership Romance and ended up spending several hours with the feisty former mayor, […]
After an hour of traipsing around Kelly Park, an Orange County Park north of Orlando, I’d about had it for the morning. 9 AM and 86*F. Blackflies swarming along the trails in the lush river bluff forest. And now, hordes of kids pouring off buses in the parking lot and streaming down to Rock Springs […]
Marion County has some great spots for birding, and after a spring visit, Sunnyhill Restoration Area is a new favorite on my list. Since the Levee Trail is accessible at daybreak, you can hike out to the observation shelter / blind and enjoy the show across the vast marshes of the Ocklawaha River floodplain. En […]
Vibrant, green, and blooming – there’s no better time to visit Big Cypress National Preserve than in the summer months, when the gentle flow of collected raindrops across the landscape nourishes the sawgrass prairies and cypress strands
Hiking a new-to-me and relatively newly built section of the Florida Trail yesterday, I was delighted to see very visible thank yous to three long-time, hardworking volunteers of the Florida Trail Association. If you’re not a member of the Central Florida chapter, or involved with FTA, you may not know who these folks are when […]