A wander along Lake Wauberg to the symphony of Archie Carr’s favorite frogs brought memories flooding back of gentler times.
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.
Visiting this Seminole County preserve for the first time, a string of excellent wildlife sightings culminates in seeing three bears at the trailhead.
As Florida black bears become active in late winter and spring, the chances of a bear encounter go up significantly if you leave food unsecured outdoors – whether in your campsite or at home.
Last Monday, we decided to visit an area behind a familiar trailhead. Sandy had noticed the unlocked gate before, so we decided to check it out. The gate led us to a slightly worn path and then an old sugar sand road. Walking along I noticed small bear prints in the white sand. They were […]
Jupiter has bears? Today’s the first time I’ve seen them along a trail: the Longleaf Pine Trail, an interpretive nature trail at Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, a lovely family escape just south of Indiantown Road near I-95.
Scrub-jays and gallinules within sight of each other? That’s what you’ll find at Indrio Savannas, an interesting interface of freshwater wetlands near the Indian River Lagoon with scrub habitat so close that the scrub-jays are dipping their beaks in the water. I hiked this landscape with my friend Lori a couple of weeks ago, and […]
“A fed bear is a dead bear,” says Florida Fish & Wildlife. It’s time to make homeowners responsible for keeping trash and food out of reach when they live in bear territory.
During their first-ever bat monitoring program at Picayune Strand State Forest, FWC found a rare and endangered species – the bonneted bat, Florida’s largest bat.
Natural lands in Florida with known Florida scrub-jay families or pairs that you might glimpse along the trails as you’re hiking.