Glimpse Florida’s ancient past at the Green Swamp

Living on Florida’s densely populated coast, it’s almost impossible to believe that a 37,350-acre wilderness exists just an hour or so inland. Known as the West Tract of the 110,000-acre Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve, this environmentally protected land offers glimpses of what Florida used to look like, and, hopefully, will look like way into the future. This important natural treasure … [Read more...]

The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expeditions reveal Florida’s wild side

Motorists zipping along Interstate 4 between Tampa and Orlando can't see from their ribbon of asphalt how close they are to the wild side of Florida. But the Green Swamp is all around. Often called the "liquid heart" of the state, the swamp is headwaters for four major rivers: Peace, Withlacoochee, Ocklawaha and Hillsborough. Natural habitat, hiking trails, blueways and wildlife … [Read more...]