| Dec 18, 2013
| 6:08 PM
In the aftermath of the most serious bear attack in Florida history, a top state wildlife officer admitted Wednesday that "we could've done better."
That assessment from Thomas Eason of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission came amid...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 1:08 PM
A routine check of my wildlife camera, which is located in our Seminole County backyard not too far from Wekiva River Basin, reveals some interesting bear behavior. The carefully hidden remote weather-proof Bushnell HD Trail video camera has a motion-...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 10:29 AM
After a decade of war, many veterans coming home are finding difficulty integrating back into society, where civilians move at a different pace, react to situations differently and respond with a different level of urgency. Many veterans miss the...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 4:16 PM
Standing less than 2 miles from an algae-plagued Wekiwa Springs, Gov. Rick Scott and Florida's top environmental officials gushed praise Wednesday for $37 million in public money set aside to jump-start restoration work at some of the state's best-known...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 10:18 AM
| Mar 28, 2013
| 12:47 PM
Spring weather. Beautiful sunsets. What's missing? If you answered "hiking boots and a compass," we clearly don't run in the same circles.
In fact, I prefer not to run at all — especially when there are watering holes with an outdoor patio to kick...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 7:41 AM
Note: Kelly Park is not to be confused with Rock Springs Run State Reserve, which is off limits to swimmers. For information on that state park, see below.
Rock Springs Run at Kelly Park 400 East Kelly Park Road
Apopka, FL 32712
| Jul 2, 2013
| 7:39 AM
Wekiwa Springs State Park
1800 Wekiwa Circle
Apopka, Florida 32712
Located at the headwaters of the Wekiva River, the beautiful vistas within this park offer a glimpse of what Central Florida looked like when Timucuan Indians...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 3:34 PM
The Seminole Wekiva Trail, a 14-mile urban, multi-use trail, runs on the former Orange Belt railway line. The trail runs from Markham Road near SR46 on the north end, to SR436 and Laurel Road on the south end.
The north end includes a section of off-road...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 7:17 PM
For an imaginary moment, swim with Hueland Todd Brown as he descends into a deep, caramel-colored river, feeling his way with his hands and hoping nothing bites.
Brown lives by the Choctawhatchee, a wild river that coils through remote forests in the...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 2:20 PM
From bald eagles to manatees and just about everything in between, I have a fascination with all kinds of wildlife. My home in Seminole County borders the Wekiva River Basin and in the recent years I’ve captured images of a female black bear and...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 11:20 AM
Florida's rivers are in trouble.
That's what the Orlando Sentinel found after a yearlong evaluation of some of the state's biggest and smallest, most urban and remote, cleanest and dirtiest, protected and abused rivers.
Of the 22 rivers studied,...