A federal order has been signed requiring the use of bear bags or bear canisters when backpacking the Florida Trail through the Ocala, Osceola, and Apalachicola National Forests.
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.