Roger's Florida

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Limpkins - Deleon Springs, Florida

You'll only see them on one of our canoe outings down Spring Garden Run in Deleon Springs, Florida. This photo was taken on a "photoshoot" outing by professional photographer Arnette Sherman of Deland, Florida. It's of the rare Limpkin with babies. Does it get any better? Google Arnette for more information or a print.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge - Newest residents

Newborn Sandhill Cranes are bracketed by their proud parents.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Safe in the Woods Hike - March 20, 2012

Safe in the Florida Woods
Some valuable outdoor safety lessons and a fun hike at Lake
Beresford Park and Trails – 2.5 mile hike
2100 Fatio Road, Deland
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 (Late sleeper hike!)
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Limited to 20 participants. To reserve a spot email Bonnie Cary at or email: Roger at
Whether you are venturing out to hike, bike or view local
wildlife, it’s important to stay safe while you are out there.
Florida Master Naturalist Roger Fulton would like to help you
enjoy those outdoor experiences while also keeping you and
your family safe and sound. In a practical presentation, along
a two mile walking tour on both paved and unpaved trails, he
will share his vast experience in the outdoors with
participants. He will provide an overview of how to stay found
in the woods, how to read trail markings and what to do if you
temporarily lose your way. He will talk about how to prepare
for your outing with the proper equipment and basic knowledge
of the outdoors environment. He will also discuss those hiking
hazards unique to Florida such as what to do if you encounter
an alligator, a snake, a bear or a feral hog during your
outing. Wear hiking boots or walking shoes, insect repellent
and bring water. Heavy rain cancels.
Roger Fulton is a Florida Master Naturalist and the author of
several hiking, biking and wildlife viewing guides for Central
and Northeastern Florida. A limited number of his books will
be available for purchase and signing at the hike.
To preview his works go to: or

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Trout Lake Nature Center - presentation and hike

On Friday night, 3/16, at the Trout Lake Nature Center in Eustis we will present an overview of our 110 miles of hiking trails we completed in the Ocala National Forest last winter. We'll cover a variety of trails and habitats in our 45 minute Powerpoint presentation. You'll be surprised at what is in your own backyard! It's all based on our newest book about our travels in the forest.

Then at 4 pm on Saturday, 3/17 we will lead you on a 2.5 mile hike from Clearwater Lake on Route 42 down to a unique habitat area of the Red Cockaded Woodpecker and an interesting 12 story firetower. A secondary trek down to a unique Florida "bluff" and an embedded Gopher Tortoise burrow is optional.

Details and reservations at:

03/16 Fri Friday Night Naturalist: Roger Fulton will tell us about some of the beautiful walks in our own backyard, the Ocala National Forest. $4 suggested donation. Trout Lake Nature Center:

6:00 PM
03/17 Sat
Hike with Roger Fulton in the Ocala National Forest near Clearwater Lake. Pre-registration required, call 352-357-7536.
4:00 PM

See you at one or both of these venues,