I *Bleeping* Love the Eagles, Man: Lake Harney Wilderness

Hi everyone! Today’s post takes us to the Lake Harney Wilderness Area, about 25 miles northeast of Orlando as the eagle flies. The bald eagle, that is. And it’s not just on the sign for decoration–bald eagles do indeed nest here. Our national bird is always a welcome sight. But did you know that theyContinue reading “I *Bleeping* Love the Eagles, Man: Lake Harney Wilderness”

Of Pines and Predators: Chuluota Wilderness Area

Nestled in a neighboring county, the Chuluota Wilderness Area is a 625 acre preserve which adjoins the much larger Bronson State Forest. From Wikipedia: “Chuluota is pronounced “Choo-lee-oh-tah”, meaning “Isle of Pines”, “Pine Island”, or “Land of Lakes and Pines” or “beautiful place”, depending upon whom you ask. The pronunciation is a derivative of theContinue reading “Of Pines and Predators: Chuluota Wilderness Area”

Gator in the Grass: Orlando Wetlands Park

Hi friends! Today’s post takes us a few miles east of Orlando to the town of Christmas (as evidenced by the red and green in the pic above) and Orlando Wetlands Park. If you want to see Florida wildlife, this is the place to do it. From the park’s website: “The Orlando Wetlands Park isContinue reading “Gator in the Grass: Orlando Wetlands Park”

Sandhill Serenade: Split Oak Forest

Hi and welcome back. If you stay with me over the next few months, you’re going to be seeing this name a LOT, because Split Oak Forest is one of my favorite places on Earth. A few miles southeast of Orlando, it’s a 2000-acre oasis nestled up against one of the most rapidly growing areasContinue reading “Sandhill Serenade: Split Oak Forest”