I traveled inland from the coast to take pictures of the pinewoods upland area. I was trying to get a jump start on a class I will be taking in March about the Florida Uplands. This will be my final class for the Florida Master Naturalist Program. I took many photos but found myself enjoying the hammock area more than the uplands. I guess it is hard to take the coastal hammock plants out of my camera lens. There were only a handful of people in the woods that day. It just so happened that one was an old classmate of mine, Brenda. We both participated in a trip to the Amazon as part of our studies. It is always great seeing Brenda. She is full of all things positive. She also happens to be the Executive Director of the non-profit land we were on. (They are lucky to have someone like Brenda and her passion for all things wild) If you find yourself inland and want a quiet walk in the woods, I recommend CREW Land & Water Trust.
Immerse in an ECO-Tour and Experience Southwest Florida Islands by Boat
“Captain Brian Holaway is well versed in the intricacies of our unmatched locale. He can guide to and through a multitude of out-of-the way tidal creeks, bayous, keys and islands. More important is his passionate interest and respect for the region. With unique insights from his many explorations and his studies, not only does he identify the birds and wildlife that inhabit our semi-tropical watery land, but he explains their interconnectedness to their environment and each other. In addition, he shares the fascinating history of rugged people who came long before us: Florida Native Indians, the Calusa, the Spanish, the Cubans, early homesteaders, and the wisdom evident in the growth of their culture.
You will come away with great enjoyment and a new understanding of this beautiful place and its history.”
Historian, Betty Anholt
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