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What’s on your #KeepFLWild bucket list? I got a birds eye view of @drytortugasnps, 67 miles west of Key West, on assignment with @carltonward this spring and can’t wait to return in 2020... . . . . #florida #visitflorida #floridakeys #thekeys #travel #explore #optoutside #wildernessculture #coralreef #camping #beach #ocean #sealegacy

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This weekend I had the great pleasure of talking wildlife corridors and habitat conservation with ecologist and filmmaker @charles_post during the #HipCampHostSummit2019 in California. It was an honor to spend the weekend with a diverse group of landowners from across the country who open their properties to those looking to recharge in wilderness. Each one I talked to had not only a unique connection to the land they steward but a desire to see it protected into perpetuity. . . We’re loosing our wild and working lands at overwhelming rates. Finding economic incentives to keep private lands out of the hands of developers is vital part of conservation, particularly in Florida. Companies like @hipcamp, which work to connect landowners with ecotourists, give me hope for a sustainable future. . . This summer #findyourselfoutside. Take a weekend and explore some place new or wander back to a familiar corner. When you do, check out @hipcamp for a unique place to stay along your journey... . . Photo by @lisselundin. Huge thanks to @charles_post @alyraz and @nickrunkle for such an inspiring experience. . #wildernessculture #explore #optoutside #nature #wild #camp #keepflwild #pathofthepanther

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What’s missing in this first photo? Seagrass. (Swipe left to see what it should look like.) . Out on the flats last week, Captain Bob Branham shared with me that he’s seen a sharp decline in the health of seagrass across Biscayne Bay and Florida Bay in his 40 years of guiding. He attributes this in part to human activity and to the lack of freshwater reaching the southern Everglades. . Why is this a problem? Well for starters it’s spelled trouble for the fly fishing industry, a major driver of Florida’s economy. But more importantly than that, these seagrass meadows serve as massive carbon sinks and could be Florida’s greatest ally in the fight against climate change. According to a report released by the UN this fall, researchers have found seagrass and mangrove habitat can store 10-40 X more carbon than a dry land forest. That’s a mind boggling number! . So what can you do? Practice safe boating, stop using pesticides and fertilizers on your lawn, reduce freshwater use, advocate for land conservation and Everglades restoration. . The good news is that if we get the ecosystem in check, seagrass beds can actually be replanted. . . #bluecarbon #noworneverglades #everglades #biscaynebay #biscayne #bonefish #flyfish #captainsforcleanwater #keepflwild #travel #explore #fish #flyfish #nature

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The Magic City. Living in Miami has been the most unexpected adventure. The energy is palpable here - people are living dreams. Yet it’s the vastness out my door that I love most. Biscayne Bay to the East, Everglades to the West and the Keys to the South - there’s an endless number of places to be explored, if you make an effort to beat the traffic. . . . What adventures will you be getting up to this weekend? I’ll be cleaning up the beach at sunrise tomorrow and paddle boarding in the bay when my buddy @andresruzo returns. (Not going to lie will also be spending a solid amount of time on my computer catching up on email from last week.) . . . #florida #visitflorida #miami #everglades #keys #biscaynebay #travel #explore #nature #adventure #wilderness #wildernessculture #keepflwild #floridawild #shotoniphone

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Happy #EarthDay! This week I had the pleasure of visiting the Hillsborough River. Beginning in the Green Swamp, it serves as the primary source of potable water for the city of Tampa. What a powerful reminder that we must protect nature because it so generously provides for us. There is after all no Planet B! #keepflwild . . . . . . #pbsnature #florida #nature #conservation #environment #visitfl #florida #water #noplanetb #floridawild #travel #explore #tampa #flstateparks @fl.stateparks @pbsnature #americanspringlivepbs

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Before refrigeration these dormitories and ice boxes perched over oyster beds sustained Florida’s commercial fishing industry. Today they serve as rustic holiday escapes for a few lucky families. Lovely to see these relics of Old Florida still standing. . . . . . . #visitfl #florida #bocagrande #captiva #travel #explore #fishing #ocean #water #keepflwild #nature #shotoniphone #pbsnature @pbsnature #americanspringlivepbs

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This national orchid day I bring you three ghosts dancing in the rain. Wet season is just around the corner and with it will come these elusive blooms. I somehow find myself a little sad that I don’t have professional justification to spend endless days in blackwater chasing ghost orchids this summer. The adventure of it became an addiction last year. A notion so perfectly summed up by Susan Orlean in her book The Orchid Thief, “The world is so huge that people are always getting lost in it. There are too many ideas and things and people too many directions to go. I was starting to believe that the reason it matters to care passionately about something is that it whittles the world down to a more manageable size. It makes the world seem not huge and empty but full of possibility.” #keepflwild #orchid #explore

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#Repost @natgeoadventure // Photo by @carltonward // A conservationist and filmmaker set out from their campsite in the Fakahatchee Strand, where they were documenting the unique ecosystem and ghost orchid research being conducted there. I spent three summers working in these swamps, attempting to photograph ghost orchids being pollinated. Orchid blooming peaks in the summer wet season, when forests are flooded with rainwater and there is no dry ground for miles. Hammocks hanging from trees over the swamp allow teams to work for multiple days without having to paddle back to dry land. There are nearly 4 million acres of contiguous public protected lands in South Florida connected to Everglades National Park, providing the opportunity to experience true wilderness a short drive from Naples or Miami. // @VISITFLORIDA and explore 175 State Parks, hundreds of freshwater springs, infinite mangrove tunnels, and hidden caverns. Let your adventure begin. #lovefl

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Sometimes I marvel at the great feats of engineering in South Florida. That against all odds humans infinite desire to control led to the draining of a great treasure is remarkable. There is, after all, nothing more unorderly than a swamp. I wonder - Will we surrender one day and watch the water flow south again in the most indirect way, nature’s perfect design? . . . . . . #noworneverglades #florida #everglades #keepflwild #keepfloridawild #floridawild #nature #conservation #water #environment #explore #helicopter