#KeepFloridaWild

Last week, I attended a screening at the Orlando Science Center of The Forgotten Coast: Return to Wild Florida, a documentary chronicling the 70-day journey of a small expedition team as they traversed 1,000 miles across Florida’s wilderness, from the Everglades to the Florida-Alabama border. The team – biologist Joe Guthrie, conservationist Mallory Lykes Dimmit and photojournalist Carlton Ward…

Wild Wednesday: Get to know Florida’s Remarkable Raptors

On a quaint street in Maitland, Florida, in the small historic Town of Eatonville (a place previously known only to me as the home of Zora Neale Hurston), nestled off the shores of Lake Sybelia, sits the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey. You might drive past it at first, like I did, if you’re not paying attention. But…

Kids Ecology Corps: Helping Youth Connect with Nature

No plans this Thursday? Head over to Spazio in Fort Lauderdale on A1A for a wine tasting that benefits Kids Ecology Corps (KEC), a wonderful Fort Lauderdale-based organization whose mission is to inspire young people to make environmental action a part of their everyday lives and in the lives of those around them. Reserve your space…

Florida’s Wilderness of Abandoned Places

I happened upon the site Abandoned Florida a few months ago and was absolutely captivated by the images and stories of deserted homes, hospitals and historic places that have been left behind, forgotten or seemingly cast away for newer, shinier versions. In previous posts, I wrote about the importance of appreciating and enjoying the wilderness and…