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Lake Parker – Lakeland

Lake Parker – Lakeland

Lake Parker in Lakeland is the biggest and arguably the most picturesque of the city’s many lakes.  No visit to Lakeland is complete with out at least a drive along West Lake Parker Drive. There is something for everyone here.  The park boasts six soccer fields, two tennis courts, three sand volleyball courts, a roller hockey rink, shuffleboard…

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Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive

Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive

Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive is a one-way, 11-mile, dirt packed drive that skirts the north shore of Lake Apopka, beginning at Lust Road and ending on Jones Road in Orange County, Fla. Currently the park drive is open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and federal holidays between sunrise and sunset. Given the 10 mph speed limit it…

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James E. Grey Preserve

James E. Grey Preserve

James E Grey Preserve in New Port Richey, just north of Tarpon Springs along Florida’s west coast is a small 80 acre park, a bit difficult to find, tucked within a residential section of New Port Richey, along the Pithlachascotee “Cotee”River. The site offers a nice canopied boardwalk, a fishing pier and a couple miles…

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Fort De Soto Revisited

Fort De Soto Revisited

Telephoto Florida found the way back to the mulberry bush of Fort De Soto for some incoming migrants.  It seems we always miss the fallouts by a day or two.  Nevertheless, two visits over the last two weeks netted four lifers and a pair of great-horned owl chicks. If you can make it to the park, April…