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Lake Apopka

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  • Christmas bird tally: 163

     
    Colleague Kevin Spear brings us up-to-date on the annual Christmas bird count at Lake Apopka: This year's count was on the low side, with 163 species identified. Read Kevin's story and view a gallery of pictures....
  • Frogs’ fatal forays

     
    It's a sad photo: A frog flattened on Binion Road near Lake Apopka. But even worse, the frog wasn't alone in its fate. According to a nearby resident, late Monday night “they were just hopping everywhere. There were tons of them.” Hundreds,...
  • Horse trails: There are plenty of options in Florida

     
    The weather has been about picture-postcard perfect this week in Central Florida — at least today — which makes even a city slicker (moi) consider the notion of horseback riding as a fun Florida diversion. It was good timing, then, that I...
  • Mobile-home owners brace for tornado season in Central Florida

    Mobile-home owners brace for tornado season in Central Florida
    The year Mary Sopher's mobile home was built, Woodstock rocked the world, Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon and President Richard Nixon inherited the war in Vietnam. Forty years later, Sopher's simple, well-kept structure at Lake Dora Park in Tavares...
  • Wildlife officials seize 'monster' 18-foot python in Apopka

    Wildlife officials seize 'monster' 18-foot python in Apopka
    Delilah, an 18-foot-long, 400-plus-pound Burmese python who had enjoyed a swell existence in an Apopka-area backyard feeding on rabbits, has a new home -- for now. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials removed the Burmese python...
  • How to fly high above (and beyond) I-Drive

    How to fly high above (and beyond) I-Drive
    Nowhere are there more daydreams about air travel than on a congested highway. So where better to put signage that touts helicopter rides "from $20" than Interstate 4? Air Florida Helicopter Charters, based on International Drive, backs up to I-4 and...
  • Owners asked for a pool design that's easy on the eyes and the environment

    What's most remarkable about Roberto and Cyndi Carrion's new pool in Montverde isn't its party-friendly design or even its eye-catching view of Lake Apopka — although those are noteworthy features. It's that the pool manages to be environmentally...
  • Lake County pool takes top award

    Lake County pool takes top award
    This is the stuff that swimming-pool dreams are made of. It has a vanishing edge that seems to disappear into Lake Apopka and a water level that gives the impression that it's even with the Turkish travertine deck. And it's lined with one-inch pieces...
  • The Green Builder Vision House highlights views of Lake Apopka

    The Green Builder Vision House highlights views of Lake Apopka
    Roberto and Cyndi Carrion designed their Montverde home to be a journey of sights and sounds: shimmering lake views, rough cypress ceilings, soothing water features and meditative silence. They built it to be strong and practical, with energy-efficient...
  • Forging an environmental friendship

    Forging an environmental friendship
    Roberto Carrion is expecting visitors to his new Lake County home early next year. In fact, he's expecting not one, not two, but thousands, even before he has had a chance to settle in. Although the three-level, lakefront home will be completed in mid-...
  • Alligators' 'ferocious' immune system could lead to new medicines for people

    Alligators' 'ferocious' immune system could lead to new medicines for people
    The alligator's massive jaws and powerful tail mark it as a relic of the dinosaur age, a primitive creature that would appear to have little in common with humans. Yet scientists are studying aspects of alligator biology that could lead to new medical...