This wild island on the Gulf coast is never crowded — it’s too hard to get there. For those who drive to Pineland on Pine Island and then take the hour-long ferry to the state park, the rewards are many: Nine miles of perfect beaches, shaded jungle-like trails and wildlife that includes osprey nests, dolphins, stringrays and all sorts of bird and sea life.
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It’s hard to imagine the world then – Florida before Disney; life before the Internet. But the photos of a Sarasota photographer, Joseph Janney Steinmetz, can help transport you.
Florida lighthouses are so spectacular, you don’t need an excuse to visit one. But sometimes we take our favorite spots for granted. So here’s a good reason to give some love to a lighthouse: April 20 is Florida Lighthouse Day and folks who care about lighthouses are planning special opportunities for visitors.
Photographing Florida’s wildlife and natural beauty is an art. Take a quick tour of our favorite nature photo blogs.
President Teddy Roosevelt created this wildlife refuge in 1903 to stop plume-hunters from ravishing this 3-acre island. Now’s a good time to visit as the spring migration begins, and on March 19, local residents celebrate the annual Pelican Island Wildlife Festival.
LAKELAND — This out-of-the-way site deserves to be better known because it offers reliably great birdwatching. We discovered the Circle Bar B Reserve through fabulous photographs taken by a fellow blogger.
A huge land purchase to advance Everglades restoration was announced this week: $89 million for land around Fisheating Creek. Most people don’t know Fisheating Creek, but some who have visited will never forget it. Clyde Butcher, Florida’s best and best-known wilderness photographer, says Fisheating Creek was the place that opened his eyes to Florida’s beauty.
Biscayne Bay is a boater’s paradise, and that includes those with kayaks and canoes. These quiet paddlers can explore bird rookeries. A Barry University professor has captured close-up photos of many birds during her paddles.