Category Natural Florida

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

The Audubon Society’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Collier County offers among the best cross-section views of various parts of the Everglades Ecosystem. Since the beginning of the Covid pandemic, visits have been by reservation only.

Marsh Trail – Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge

A quick stroll around Wakulla Springs

Green Cay Wetlands- Cypress Swamp

Green Cay Wetlands- Cabbage Palm Hammock

A visit to the Disney Wilderness

As we discussed yesterday, The Nature Conservancy’s Disney Wilderness preserves critical land along Reedy Creek as well as having restored extensive wetlands in Osceola and Polk Counties. Here are some videos from the wilderness.

The view of the Indian River Lagoon from Round Island and a quick trip on the island

Round Island is a neat island on the Indian River Lagoon about midway between Vero Beach and Fort Pierce. Here is a short video of the view of the lagoon from the top of the observation tower on the island. And below a quick look at some of the untamed areas of the island:

Marion County’s Silver River

Grassy Waters- West Palm Beach’s natural treasure

Below we have two videos from Grassy Waters Preserve, which is a natural area maintained by the City of West Palm Beach. It’s among the best urban natural areas you will find anywhere.

Pelican Island – three videos from the nation’s oldest National Wildlife Refuge

Pelican Island NWR in Indian River County, was designated as the first National Wildlife Refuge in the country, in 1903 by President Theodore Roosevelt. In the following video‚Äôs we take a tour of internal areas of Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge and discuss the history of the protected areas in the Indian River Lagoon. Here […]