| Sep 22, 2011
| 4:28 PM
It's baby season at the Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge. The spate of afternoon storms and tree trimmings have produced an abundance of orphan baby animals, such as flying squirrels, possums, raccoons and a variety of birds. The storms often either...
| May 23, 2011
| 8:24 AM
Photographer Joshua C. Cruey joined Orlando Sentinel Outdoor reporter Mark Blythe and Captain Tom Hodges out of the Lake Highland Fish Camp for a day of fishing on Lake Woodruff.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the area, the Lake Woodruff...
| May 15, 2012
| 1:29 PM
Trout Lake Nature Center on the northern edge of Eustis is a 230-acre wildlife preserve dedicated to increasing environmental awareness and education in the Lake County community. The center has a 1,000-foot boardwalk extending into Trout Lake,...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 6:13 PM
At Revolution, the Off Road Experience, you can enjoy the great outdoors. The outdoor adventure company, south of Clermont on 220 acres of pristine lakes, woods and meadows, offers a beautiful natural environment.
Guests are acquainted with the equipment...
| May 29, 2011
| 5:00 AM
For the first time in more than four decades, a new Shamu show premiered Saturday at SeaWorld San Diego without animal trainers performing stunts in the water with the marine park's iconic killer whales.
Photos: "One Ocean" killer whale show at Sea World...
| Aug 7, 2011
| 10:32 PM
Lollapalooza 2011 is a wrap with record daily attendance (90,000), adding up to the most populated festival in North America (270,000) over the three-day weekend. Here’s an hour-by-hour account of Sunday’s action, once again from yours truly...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 11:57 PM
Day 1 of Lollapalooza 2011 is in the books, as the first of 130 bands played on eight stages Friday in Grant Park. Attendance was maxed out – with 90,000 people expected each of three days at the festival. Here’s how Friday went down, with...
| Dec 9, 2010
| 11:48 AM
SeaWorld marine parks will launch a new killer-whale show in spring 2011 as it attempts to move beyond the death of an animal trainer that forced a complete reworking of the current Shamu show.
The as-yet-unnamed Shamu show, according to the Orlando...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 3:05 PM
The company that owns two pollution-spewing coal-fired power plants targeted by environmental activists could be forced to talk clean-up with Mayor Rahm Emanuel after an ordinance was unveiled today that could halt their operations.
Although a nearly...
| Apr 12, 2011
There are 28 miles of beaches along the inviting patch of coast that encompasses Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands, an area of more than 900 square miles on Florida's southwest coast.
It's more than enough room to claim a secluded section for one's...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 2:08 PM
Despite decades of efforts to restore and protect the Great Lakes, dozens of old power plants still are allowed to kill hundreds of millions of fish each year by sucking in massive amounts of water to cool their equipment.
Records obtained by the Tribune...