50 Great Walks in Florida

From the deepest swamps to the most civilized sidewalks, 50 Great Walks in Florida features the best short, but significant, outdoor jaunts in the Sunshine State. Experienced tour guide Lucy Tobias fills each page with fascinating local history and vivid descriptions of the sights and sites encountered along the way. The book is available in Paperback and eBook editions on Amazon and Lucy's website.


50 Great Walks in Florida by Lucy Tobias

From the deepest swamps to the most civilized sidewalks, 50 Great Walks in Florida features the best short, but significant, outdoor jaunts in the Sunshine State. Experienced tour guide Lucy Tobias fills each page with fascinating local history and vivid descriptions of the sights and sites encountered along the way.

The book is available in Paperback and eBook editions on Amazon and Lucy's website.

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Finding Florida’s Phantoms

Florida! The land of sunshine and wide-open beaches. But even the Sunshine State has its dark secrets. Places where centuries old spirits remain tied to earth. Beneath the façade of fun and make believe lurks the real Florida..Settled by often cruel conquistadors, Florida was Europe’s first stronghold in the New World. The blood of Spanish, French, English and Native American had stained its verdant woodlands and sandy beaches long before it became part of the United States.Even then, greedy land barons and simple settlers battled the heat, hurricanes, insects and snakes to create the paradise we know as modern Florida. All of Kathleen's books can be bought at her site www.katywalls.com or on Amazon.


Finding Florida's Phantoms by Kathleen Walls

Florida! The land of sunshine and wide-open beaches. But even the Sunshine State has its dark secrets. Places where centuries old spirits remain tied to earth. Beneath the façade of fun and make believe lurks the real Florida..Settled by often cruel conquistadors, Florida was Europe’s first stronghold in the New World. The blood of Spanish, French, English and Native American had stained its verdant woodlands and sandy beaches long before it became part of the United States.Even then, greedy land barons and simple settlers battled the heat, hurricanes, insects and snakes to create the paradise we know as modern Florida.

All of Kathleen's books can be bought at her site www.katywalls.com or on Amazon.

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Wild About Florida: South Florida

Geography has dealt Florida a lavish hand when it comes to natural gifts. The Sunshine State is filled with unusual flora and fauna. South Florida is home to the endangered Florida panthers and the only North America crocodiles. The Everglades swarm with wildlife from birds such as wood storks, ibises, flamingos, roseate spoonbills and dozens of others to mammals such as black bears, bobcats, fox squirrels and raccoons. When it comes to reptiles, you will find more alligators than you ever dreamed of as well as gopher tortoises, caimans, green anoles, five lined skinks and hundreds of other snakes, turtles and lizards. Take a boat ride into the surrounding waters of the Atlantic or Gulf of Mexico, you will find dolphins dancing in your wake. Drop on down to Big Pine Key, which is the only place you can encounter the tiny Key deer in the wild. You will probably spot a few sun-loving iguanas as you island hop through the Keys. South Florida’s plant life is also abundant and rich. From the native mangroves, which are at the root of the food chain to the colorful exotic Brazilian pepper, which threatens native plant life but seems impossible to eradicate to the delicate wild orchids, which thrive on air alone, your senses will be overwhelmed by the color and variety. Then there are also all the refuges, preserves, parks and zoos that make South Florida a nature lover’s paradise. It lists those hard to find places and provides the inside scoop on those magnificent spots you might never find on your own. It portrays Florida’s wonders with original full color photographs. Even if you are not living or visiting the Sunshine State, this series is a great way to glimpse the wondrous natural side of Florida. All of Kathleen's books can be bought at her site www.katywalls.com or on Amazon.


Wild About Florida - South Florida by Kathleen Walls

Geography has dealt Florida a lavish hand when it comes to natural gifts. The Sunshine State is filled with unusual flora and fauna. South Florida is home to the endangered Florida panthers and the only North America crocodiles. The Everglades swarm with wildlife from birds such as wood storks, ibises, flamingos, roseate spoonbills and dozens of others to mammals such as black bears, bobcats, fox squirrels and raccoons. When it comes to reptiles, you will find more alligators than you ever dreamed of as well as gopher tortoises, caimans, green anoles, five lined skinks and hundreds of other snakes, turtles and lizards.

Take a boat ride into the surrounding waters of the Atlantic or Gulf of Mexico, you will find dolphins dancing in your wake. Drop on down to Big Pine Key, which is the only place you can encounter the tiny Key deer in the wild. You will probably spot a few sun-loving iguanas as you island hop through the Keys.

South Florida’s plant life is also abundant and rich. From the native mangroves, which are at the root of the food chain to the colorful exotic Brazilian pepper, which threatens native plant life but seems impossible to eradicate to the delicate wild orchids, which thrive on air alone, your senses will be overwhelmed by the color and variety.

Then there are also all the refuges, preserves, parks and zoos that make South Florida a nature lover’s paradise. It lists those hard to find places and provides the inside scoop on those magnificent spots you might never find on your own. It portrays Florida’s wonders with original full color photographs.

Even if you are not living or visiting the Sunshine State, this series is a great way to glimpse the wondrous natural side of Florida.

All of Kathleen's books can be bought at her site www.katywalls.com or on Amazon.

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Wild About Florida: Central Florida

Central Florida has the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf beaches much like other parts of Florida, but in other ways it is distinct and unique. The Florida scrub jay, a bird many Floridians believe should be our state bird, is found nowhere else in the world. Central Florida is bisected by one of the most unique rivers in the world. The St. Johns is the longest river in Florida and one of the few in the country to flow north. All of Kathleen's books can be bought at her site www.katywalls.com or on Amazon.


Wild About Florida: Central Florida by Kathleen Walls

Central Florida has the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf beaches much like other parts of Florida, but in other ways it is distinct and unique. The Florida scrub jay, a bird many Floridians believe should be our state bird, is found nowhere else in the world. Central Florida is bisected by one of the most unique rivers in the world. The St. Johns is the longest river in Florida and one of the few in the country to flow north.

All of Kathleen's books can be bought at her site www.katywalls.com or on Amazon.

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Wild About Florida: North Florida

Come explore caves, hills, whitewater falls and lots of things you didn’t expect to find in Florida. North Florida still lets you enjoy the sun and sand of Gulf and ocean beaches you expect in the Sunshine State but there is so much more. The northern counties are different from their southern and central counterparts. Hike an above ground cave at Florida Caverns State Park. Think you need to travel to the mountains for whitewater fun? You can find that right here in Florida at Big Shoals State Park offering the largest whitewater rapids in Florida. Looking for rare and exotic wildlife? All of Kathleen's books can be bought at her site www.katywalls.com or on Amazon.


Wild About Florida: North Florida by Kathleen Walls

Come explore caves, hills, whitewater falls and lots of things you didn’t expect to find in Florida. North Florida still lets you enjoy the sun and sand of Gulf and ocean beaches you expect in the Sunshine State but there is so much more.

The northern counties are different from their southern and central counterparts. Hike an above ground cave at Florida Caverns State Park. Think you need to travel to the mountains for whitewater fun? You can find that right here in Florida at Big Shoals State Park offering the largest whitewater rapids in Florida. Looking for rare and exotic wildlife?

All of Kathleen's books can be bought at her site www.katywalls.com or on Amazon.

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Merritt Island Wild Life Refuge Tour

From the fluctuating climate and the fresh, salt, and estuary waters came thousands of unique species of incredible diversity… a natural world unlike any other place on earth. Of course, being on the Atlantic flyway doesn’t hurt Merrett Island National Wildlife Refuge (MINWR)’s birding reputation a bit. One special bird found there is the Florida scrub jay. This unique bird is indigenous to central Florida. You won’t find them anywhere else in the world. They inhabit sandy scrub, a desert-like habitat found only in Florida. Since scrub land is also a developer’s favorite terrain, the Florida scrub jays are forced to compete for their bit of earth. If you want to see a scrub jay other rare birds, this is the tour for you. This tour is available on Tours4Mobile.


Merritt Island Wild Life Refuge Tour by Kathleen Walls

From the fluctuating climate and the fresh, salt, and estuary waters came thousands of unique species of incredible diversity… a natural world unlike any other place on earth. Of course, being on the Atlantic flyway doesn’t hurt Merrett Island National Wildlife Refuge (MINWR)’s birding reputation a bit.

One special bird found there is the Florida scrub jay. This unique bird is indigenous to central Florida. You won’t find them anywhere else in the world. They inhabit sandy scrub, a desert-like habitat found only in Florida.

Since scrub land is also a developer’s favorite terrain, the Florida scrub jays are forced to compete for their bit of earth. If you want to see a scrub jay other rare birds, this is the tour for you.

This tour is available on Tours4Mobile.

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Tampa Wild Tour

Tampa is the place to visit in Florida for some really big natural attractions. Wildlife attractions make this a vacation mecca. Want to visit Winter, the star of “A Dolphin’s Tale” and continue on to another great aquarium?  Then there is Busch Gardens, a zoo, and Big Cat Rescue. Go wild and join us with this tour for a ROARING good time! This tour is available on Tours4Mobile.


Tampa Wild Tour by Kathleen Walls

Tampa is the place to visit in Florida for some really big natural attractions. Wildlife attractions make this a vacation mecca. Want to visit Winter, the star of “A Dolphin’s Tale” and continue on to another great aquarium?  Then there is Busch Gardens, a zoo, and Big Cat Rescue. Go wild and join us with this tour for a ROARING good time!

This tour is available on Tours4Mobile.

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