It was a cold, cold morning last Sunday when I took a stroll from the Sand Lake trailhead at Wekiwa Springs State Park into the open pine scrub. Good thing that the canopy is relatively open as you head out on the hiking loop, although it’s disappointing that the main trail (blazed white) is still […]
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While researching Exploring Florida’s Botanical Wonders, I had the honor of a visit to Angus Gholson’s herbarium in Chattahoochee, as well as a guided hike through the new Gholson Nature Park, a wonderland of rare wildflowers.
Although John is a native Floridian, our research trip to South Florida became an opportunity for him to see many natural “firsts” in Florida that most people have on their life lists.
In spring, alligators become more active as the days warm up. It’s also mating season, so alligators are on the move. Expect to see them anywhere and everywhere along Florida’s trails.
Viewing Earth from 30,000 feet is a humbling experience, yet the miracle of air travel has become routine, a commodity.
Be inspired to get outdoors by America’s Great Hiking Trails, a coffee table book about our National Scenic Trail system, written by Karen Berger and photographed by Bart Smith.
Thanks to the efforts of the Office of Greenways and Trails, Florida was named the BEST TRAILS STATE at the 2008 National Trails Symposium in Little Rock, Arkansas
Of all of Florida’s habitats, the one that truly sings “Florida” is the palm hammock, a richly textured riot of green and fronds, of mosses and lichens, of light and shadow perfectly balanced. Enjoy it on the Taylor Creek Loop.
With habitat diversity reminiscent of Florida, Carolina Beach State Park is a great place to learn about and see carnivorous plants, especially the native Venus fly-trap.
When getting to know wolves means sitting among them, it’s a bit intimidating. But being among the wolf packs of Seacrest Wolf Preserve near Chipley will open your eyes as to why wolves are well worth protecting.