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  • Bear cubs out for a walk with mom

    Bear cubs out for a walk with mom
    Just after dusk this week, a Florida black bear emerged from a wooded area with two cubs following close behind on a evening stroll. These two adorable bear cubs were very inquisitive about checking out their new surroundings. They attempted to climb a...
  • Florida rivers' low profile puts them at risk

    Florida rivers' low profile puts them at risk
    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...
  • Wekiva Island still laid-back spot

    Wekiva Island still laid-back spot
    No man is an island — and, obviously, the same applies to riverside watering holes. It had been two years since I had ventured out to Wekiva Island, the utterly laid-back local bar tucked along the Wekiva River in Longwood. At that time, the...
  • 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 allĀ  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...
  • Florida rivers getting sicker, Sentinel investigation finds

    Florida rivers getting sicker, Sentinel investigation finds
    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,...
  • Wildlife along the Wekiva River

    Wildlife along the Wekiva River
  • Septic-tank inspection repealer passes first committee

     
    TALLAHASSEE – A bill that would repeal a requirement — suspended by legislators last November — requiring spetic-tank inspections in Florida passed its first committee test Tuesday. HB 13 repeals language in SB 550, passed during the...
  • Latest salvo from No on 4 group

     
    The group that defeated Amendment 4, now known as FreeMarketFlorida.org released its latest video this morning targeting federal environmental standards for water quality in Florida. Ryan Houck, the group's leader and only paid staffer, compares the rules...
  • Repeal of septic-tank inspections moves to House calendar

     
    The House bill that would overturn last year's requirement that every septic tank in the state be inspected once every five years cleared another committee Thursday, putting it on track to go to the House floor as early as next week. HB 13, by Rep....
  • Celebrate Florida’s black bears

     
    From the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission: The 12th Florida Black Bear Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at Cadwell Park in Umatilla, south of the Ocala National Forest. The free family-oriented festival...
  • For the wildlife lover in you

     
    Here are a couple of activities for wildlife lovers, courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission: The annual Birding and Wildlife FestivalĀ  will take place Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30, at the Chinsegut Nature Center, west of...