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  • Pictures: 7 nearby trails you haven't hiked

    Pictures: 7 nearby trails you haven't hiked
    We hear a lot about Central Florida's paved bike trails but less about the even more abundant unpaved hiking trails. Here are seven gems all within an hour's drive of downtown Orlando: Florida Trail, Flagler Trail, Shingle Creek Trail, Wekiva River Buffer...
  • Volunteers scrub away Wekiwa Springs algae scum

    Volunteers scrub away Wekiwa Springs algae scum
    With brooms, rakes, nets and bare hands, nearly 50 volunteers on Sunday scrubbed a scum of green algae off the floor of Wekiwa Springs, hoping to bring back its white sand and blue water. "What do you think, is it working?" said organizer Russell...
  • Search on for mini horse missing after charity event

    Search on for mini horse missing after charity event
    A Central Florida woman has been searching day and night for her missing mini horse after the animal went missing from its trailer on Sunday. Brenda Young Johnson took her 10-year-old mini horse Tootsie to a charity event at Lower Wekiva River Preserve,...
  • Hidden 'Critter Cam' reveals backyard bear behavior

    Hidden 'Critter Cam' reveals backyard bear behavior
    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-...
  • Team RWB, Paddleboard Orlando offer help to military veterans

    Team RWB, Paddleboard Orlando offer help to military veterans
    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...
  • 'We could've done better,' wildlife officer says after 2 bears wrongly killed

    'We could've done better,' wildlife officer says after 2 bears wrongly killed
    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...
  • $37M targeted for helping Florida's springs

    $37M targeted for helping Florida's springs
    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...
  • Stealth camera captures backyard deer

    Stealth camera captures backyard deer
    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...
  • 2013 Epcot Food & Wine Fest

    2013 Epcot Food & Wine Fest
  • Seminole Wekiva Trail is a good choice on a hot day

    Seminole Wekiva Trail is a good choice on a hot day
    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...
  • Fete outdoors: Orlando's bar patios

    Fete outdoors: Orlando's bar patios
    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...