The books anyone traveling to
Kathleen and Martin Walls gives
you a glimpse of all of the fun and natural places in
Florida everyone would love to visit but doesn't know
Wild About Florida
books are the perfect present for any
occasion. Give a
book and you give a source of knowledge, fun and
scrub jays, eagles and snowy egrets are just a
few of the wild species you see in Florida.
Then some things you just have to keep
for yourself. Aren't you lucky there are enough
Wild About Florida
books that you can give one
(or a set) and get one (or a set) for yourself?
free gift, here's an excerpt from each book to show you a
side of Florida that visitors to Disney and other man-made
attractions often miss.
Black and white photos Pgs.: 140
|Wild About Florida: North Florida:
The last thing you expect to find in the mostly-flat state of Florida is a cavern, but that is just what you find in
Caverns State Park.
This is one of the places built by the CCC in the
1930s. Its visitor's center/museum is a work of art in
stone. Even the cave tour is a tribute to these
enterprising workers. The CCC workers cleared the
passages, often working in small crawlspaces on hands
and knees with picks and buckets, thus allowing visitors
today to walk upright through the magnificent cave. At
the entrance to the cavern parking area, there is a
superb bronze statue honoring these workers who labored
from dawn to dusk for their $1 per day.
Not only is the park home to the cave system you can tour, there
are dozens of other smaller caves.
My cave tour was led by Ranger Billy Bailey. He
explained that at one time the area was covered with sea
water. As the sea water receded, erosion of the
limestone that formed Florida's
bedrock caused the formation of this and other caves.
Many caves in Florida
exist, but they are far below the water table. When we
reached the section of the chamber called "The
Basement," Billy informed us, "At 60 feet beneath the
surface, we are now in the deepest point in the cave
above the water table. This is pretty rare as usually
the water table in Florida
is very close to the surface."
ISBN:97809798087-1-5 Black and
white photos Pgs.: 168
|Wild About Florida: Central Florida:
Merritt Island is a
barrier island extending from the southern end of
Volusia County to the middle of Brevard County and
enclosed between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian
River. It is filled with marshes, saltwater lagoons and
upland woods filled with palmetto and oak hammocks,
Water, fresh, salt and brackish estuary fringed by red
mangroves, and climate that ranges from temperate to
subtropical, create an unbelievable species diversity.
Over 500 species of animal life and 1,000 plant
varieties, 15 of which are on the threatened or
endangered list. Being on the Atlantic flyway, doesn't
hurt the birding a bit. The refuge is one of the best of
the GRBT's named places. Wood stork, roseate tern, green
turtle, Kemps Ridley turtle, Atlantic hawksbill turtle,
leatherback turtle, loggerhead turtle, southeastern
beach mouse, Florida salt marsh snake, piping plover,
eastern indigo snake, American alligator. Florida scrub
jay, West Indian manatee and gopher tortoise are just
the threatened or endangered ones there. You can also
see herons, ibises, snowy egrets, reddish egrets, red
winged blackbirds and too many more to list. Take my
word, this is birders heaven! Alligators are a given.
There have been unconfirmed sighting of a Florida
panther here. Not impossible as a radio collared
juvenile male panther was tracked to Brevard County in
the winter of 1999-2000.
ISBN:978-09798087-5-3 Full color photos
|Wild About Florida: South Florida: (this
one has all color photos)
One of my
favorite wild places in the Keys is National Key Deer
Refuge, located on Big Pine Key. The attraction here is
deer, the tiny Key Deer, found nowhere else in the
world. Although they are found predominantly on Big Pine
and No Name Keys, they can also be found on Cudjoe, West
Summerland, Big Torch, Howe, Little Pine, Little Torch,
Middle Torch, Sugarloaf, Annette, Big Munson, Little
Munson, Johnson, Knockemdown, Mayo, Porpoise, Ramrod,
Toptree Hammock, Wahoo and Water Key. Their liquid
chocolate eyes will melt the hardest heart. No larger
than the average German Shepard, these dainty creatures
are protected here and you are sure to see them if you
visit the right spots. Due to the appeal of the little
creatures, people frequently break the law against
feeding wildlife. Because of this, they have largely
lost their fear of humans and will often approach you
very closely. The population is believed to be between
300 and 800. They are a high risk due mainly to
automobile crashes as they are hard to see especially at
dawn and dusk. When you see the lowered speed limit on
big Pine Key, remember just that few miles-per-hour
slower may save the life of one of these threatened
That's just a tiny peak at Florida's natural wonders. Martin
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