What joy can a single acorn bring?

Vito's Oak

What joy can a single acorn bring? Here is a story of just one special acorn. Vito gathered an acorn from a large tree in the forest and planted it in a pot  at his home with his 2 lovely young daughters and wife Kathy. They patiently waited and watched the acorn sprout and they […]

Ecotourism vs. Geotourism

Tatum House sm

In this post we hope to show the differences or similarities of Ecotourism-vs-Geotourism Ecotourism – The Definition Ecotourism is now defined as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education” (TIES, 2015).  Education is meant to be inclusive of both staff and […]

Beyond BOW Ladies Trapping Event

Beyond BOW Ladies Trapper Training

We had a great time at the Ocala Youth Conservation Center  with the Florida Trappers Association for this years event. The women were all very eager and excited to learn new skills. Below you will find a participant submitted article we received referencing her time at the event. Adventure Hours: Women Trappers-In-Training Written by: Clinnon Alexander The […]

Hiking in Winter Florida

Toothpetal Orchid

Winter is not one of the “prettiest” months to hike in Florida – but the weather is perfect! If you know where to look there are small surprises everywhere! During a recent hike at Brooker Creek Headwaters Preserve we found a number of flowers in bloom. Toothpetal False Rein Orchids (Habenaria floribunda) were popping up […]