The wilds of the Big Cypress Swamp have yielded many interesting species, from ghost orchids to freshwater sponges. Just last week, the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission announced a surprising and unexpected find during their first-ever bat monitoring program at Picayune Strand State Forest, part of the Big Cypress ecosystem. – the bonneted bat. […]
Archives for June 2010
You don’t have to get far out of Orlando – or too far off the “beaten path” of the West Orange Trail west of Winter Garden – to enjoy the breezy shores of Lake Apopka at the Oakland Nature Preserve. This unique community park has been around for nearly a decade, slowly evolving into a […]
Here’s a gentle walk that’s great for birding – a boardwalk at Wadsworth Park, just west of the Intracoastal bridge on the north side of SR 100 west of Flagler Beach. This time of year, the lotus are in bloom and the wading birds are busy browsing in the morning. Grab a cup of coffee […]
I lucked into this daylight shot in Titusville at Dicerandra Scrub Preserve, no tripod. Perhaps the stars were in alignment?
Jam-packed into a historic wrapper, P.P. Cobb General Store in downtown Fort Pierce is weird, wild, wonderful and whimsically unexpected.
Marion County’s first conservation area opened with a whisper in May, 330 acres of upland recharge area just to the southwest of the famed Silver Springs. Located at 5415 N.E. 7th St just west of Baseline Road, the trailhead has interpretive maps to guide you along the triple-loop trail system. From a Google Earth view, […]
There’s always been a certain magic about crossing the Florida state line. It’s not that the terrain looks any different than South Georgia. But it’s Florida.
The fragile nature of Florida Bay – especially in the impending danger of the oil spill – has me pondering the various access points where hikers can see the bay from a trail. The Keys have a handful of hikes out to the bay, but the mainland only a few. Here’s one where mosquitoes are […]