A donation of the 4,171 acre Peaceful Horse Ranch on the Peace River was turned down by DEP two years ago. It was just accepted as a future Florida State Forest
Archives for October 2014
The original Cedar Key isn’t where you think it is. It’s offshore, within sight of the current historic waterfront, an island called Atsena Otie Key, part of Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge.
At the Shell Mound Unit of Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge, the Dennis Creek Trail immerses you in classic habitats of the Gulf Coast along a 1-mile loop
Constructed in the 1920s for a narrow-gauge railroad, the Dixie Mainline Trail is one of the most remote scenic trails in Florida, showcasing the swampy Big Bend.
John takes his own “Journey to the Center of the Earth” down a lava tube in Iceland with the author of “Icelandic Caves,” Björn Hróarsson, as his group’s guide.
Raise a Slush Puppie to toast one of Florida’s newest public lands, 3,100 acre Fly’n R Ranch along the Ocklawaha River, thanks to conservationist Will Radcliff
Protecting more than 3,000 acres – 2,700 acres of which are covered in swamps – Graham Swamp Preserve offers hikers a glimpse of the dense floodplain where Bulow Creek rises.
First lit in 1857, it’s the third tallest lighthouse in the United States, 171 feet tall. Yet it’s tough to spot Absecon Lighthouse when you scan the skyline of Atlantic City.
Andy and Tina explore the Florida Trail north from Barr Street along a flooded Econlockhatchee River, and discover an unusual spider with a zigzag pattern in its web
Andy and Tina enjoy a hike north on the Flagler Trail South, walking through lush palm hammocks from Snow Hill Road trailhead to explore around the Econlockhatchee River