Survival Boot Camp, Saturday, April 27, 2019

The Wekiva Wilderness Trust/REI is holding its next basic survival boot camp on Saturday, April 27 from 9am to 3pm at Rock Springs Run State Reserve in Sorrento off State Road 46. The course has been designed for family group participation so everyone knows what to do...

Serenity Garden Update

There have been lots of behind the scenes activities involving the Serenity Garden as the landscape architects put the finishing touches to the master design plan. We hope to have the final design completed within the next month and after review by the Department of...

Bear Awareness Day for Fourth Graders

On May 7th and 8th the fourth grade students from Wekiva Elementary School had an opportunity to become ambassadors for bears.  The students were welcomed to bear camp by ranger Jane Cummings, divided into five groups and sent off to begin their day of discovery.  The...

Imagine Our Florida – new website to watch

Imagine our Florida is a new website from a new 501c3 whose mission is to preserve and protect Florida’s natural resources, wildlife and land. Go to www.imagineourflorida.org to check it out. The group was created as a result of last year’s bear hunt which...

Shop at Amazon Smile and support WWT

Planning your holiday shopping yet? If so, shop at Amazon Smile and designate Wekiva Wilderness Trust as your chosen charity. A percentage of everything you buy goes to the WWT and it doesn’t cost you a penny. Click...
American Alligator

American Alligator

The American Alligator inhabits the southeastern United States. Their life spans can exceed 60 yrs. Alligators occur on the Atlantic Coast of North America from Florida through coastal North Carolina, and along the Gulf Coast into Texas. They eat fish, turtles, wading...
Gray Fox

Gray Fox

The gray fox is one of Florida’s most commonly seen carnivores. They feed on small animals, acorns, fruit and insects, but they will also scavenge road-killed animals. They are active at night and usually hunt alone. Gray Foxes are abundant in hardwood forests,...
Sherman’s Fox Squirrel

Sherman’s Fox Squirrel

Sherman’s Fox Squirrel occurs in peninsular Florida to the north end of Lake Okeechobee, and is more than twice the size of the common gray squirrel. It is probably destined for eventual “endangered” status. Fox squirrels are selective in their...