Thursday, January 28, 2016

Central Florida Books - How to get them

Hi to all,
It's been a good winter season here in Florida. And I am sold out of my stash of hiking, biking, kayaking and wildlife viewing books for Central Florida. They may still be available at the Sugar Mill at Deleon Springs State Park, the store at Hontoon Island State Park or at Debary Hall's gift store in Debary. They are also available online at if you type in my name, Roger Fulton, most of our titles should come up. Most sold by Police And, I am not the SyFy Roger Fulton. He's from England. :-)
So please check on those locations, online or off. And there are always references as to where to buy my books through my webpage at:
Thank you,

Monday, January 25, 2016

Tonight's Program for West Volusia Audubon

January Meeting & Program:Hiking,Biki­ng and Birding...

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·         Tuesday, January 26, 2016

7:00 PM

·         The Garden Club of DeLand

865 South Alabama Ave. , Deland, FL (map)

Hiking, Biking and Birding – Where to go and how to get there – Central Florida 
In this interesting Powerpoint presentation we have selected half a dozen of the best places to go to spend an afternoon, or an entire day. Many of the places are within a few miles of Daytona Beach, DeLand or Orlando, yet few people know about them. In this presentation we’ll show you where you can go, what you might see, and how you can enjoy these great places, for FREE! (We define Central Florida as between Routes 40 and 70, coast to coast.) 

Roger Fulton is an outdoor writer and the author of more than 30 regional trail guidebooks for New York and Florida.  
He told us, “I enjoy nothing more than sharing my knowledge and love of the outdoors with my friends and clients, either personally or through our numerous outdoor trail guide books.”  
And he will do that in this upcoming Powerpoint presentation. Roger ’s works and contact information are always available through his webpage at: of via email at: 

6:30pm: Meet & Greet 

7:00pm: Brief Meeting followed by the Program 

Please join us afterwards for refreshments. 

This is a Free Event & Open to ALL! 

Wheelchair Accessible

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Orlando Sentinel Article

To All;
Okay, this event is passed but they are still writing articles about me at my tender young age of, I think, about 39. They may have gotten it wrong in the article. Just wanted to share it with all of you.

Naturalist and author to share experiences exploring nooks and crannies of Ocala forest

Florida master naturalist Roger Fulton. (
Elira BenavariCorrespondent
Naturalist Roger Fulton will speak at a meeting at Trout Lake Nature Center.
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EUSTIS — Roger Fulton knows his way around the 607 square miles of the Ocala National Forest.
Fulton, a master naturalist and author, will share his experience of hiking and biking more than 130 miles of forest trails and his trail guidebook "Hiking Trails in the Ocala National Forest" at 6 p.m. Friday at Trout Lake Nature Center, 520 E. County Road 44.
Fulton, 68, who lives half of the year in Cortland, N.Y., and the other half in DeLand, loves nothing more than sharing his love for the outdoors and helping others safely explore the miles he treks. He will share photos and experiences of what he has discovered along miles of trails in Ocala — from the lakes and prairies to the abundant variety of wildlife in the forest.
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"Down here there is a lot of public land, but just try to find it," said Fulton, who started his explorations in Florida in the 1990s after retiring from a career as a N.Y. State police captain. "When I first came here the first hiking book I bought had a 46-mile hike and I knew I could not do that and realized most ordinary people could not do it either."
Fulton decided to use his prior police experience in formulating outdoor books for ordinary people spotlighting hikes listed that were no more than five miles in length. He has now written 125 field guides in a portable and easy-to-use format for hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, wildlife viewing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and golfing in many parts of New York plus Central and Northeast Florida. The guides are patterned after Fulton's old spiral-style police notebooks.
"Most I have written about are in conservation areas that have 1.5-mile trails and are normally easy in Florida because most of the terrain is flat."
During Fulton's criminal-justice career, where he also achieved a doctoral degree, he wrote a number of successful management books, the first in 1988, "Common Sense Supervision," which is still in print and is translated in five languages.
'No need to panic'
Now Fulton loves nothing more than traveling, leading nature tours and educational power-point presentations to make sure outdoor enthusiasts are equipped with proper gear such as weather-appropriate outer-wear like boots, hats and rain-gear, the ability to know what to do when encountering wild animals and how to read trail markers and, above all, having a course laid out before starting an outdoor adventure.
Fulton's book, "Safe in the Woods," is one he particularly recommends for readers as it delves into what to do when things go wrong out in the woods.
"There is normally no need to panic, and the most important thing is to have plenty of water," Fulton said. "It is the elixir of life."
For more information on this and more Friday-night naturalist programs, call 352-357-7536 or email Although the program is free to attend, donations are requested. For more information about Fulton, see and
Copyright © 2016, Orlando Sentinel


Friday, January 15, 2016

Nature Walk Tuesday, Jan 19th, 3-5 pm, Lake Woodruff NWR, Deleon Springs

Hello Everyone,

Coming up Tuesday January 19, 2016 we have an exciting hike at Lake Woodruff with Master Naturalist and author Roger Fulton. This hike will be from 3 pm- 5 pm.

We will be meeting at the Myacca Parking area, an address that will take you to the head quarters is 2045 Mud Lake Road Deleon Springs, FL   32130, once to this address keep heading west on mud lake rd, it will turn into a dirt road and then back again into concrete, just stay on mud lake and the Myacca Parking area will be the second parking lot before the end of the road. Signs will be placed on the day of the program to help with directions.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at (386)717-8290. Or contact Roger directly at:

Thank you,
Trey Hannah

Trey Hannah
Environmental Specialist II
Volusia County Environmental Management 

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Saturday, Jan 23rd, 2016 - Powerpoint presentation and walk

Safe in the Woods - "On the Trail" segment
This 1 hour Powerpoint presentation covers the basics of how to explore Florida’s natural areas, safely. Topics include how to read trail markings, what you need to be prepared to go out into the woods, and what to do if you do get disoriented or lost. He will also discuss what to do when you come face-to-face with some of Florida’s wild residents. This program is  presented free of charge at our Learning Center on Grand Avenue and Mud Lake Road in Deleon Springs at 3 pm on Saturday, January 23, 2016. Master Naturalist and author Roger Fulton will be the presenter and he will lead a short hike on the refuge at the end of his presentation. Space is limited. To make a reservation call Lake Woodruff National Wildlife refuge at: 386-985-4673.  More information can also be found at the presenter’s webpage at:

Don't forget our Sunday Audubon Outings

Audubon Tours, Every Sunday in January and February 2016 at 3pm

Join with the West Volusia Audubon Society on a wildlife tour of Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Preserve in Deleon Springs, FL every Sunday in January and February 2016 at 3 pm. Master Naturalist and author Roger Fulton will lead a nature tour exploring the refuge and its flora and fauna.  It is sponsored by the West Volusia Audubon Society and is free. All you have to do is sign up and show up at the Myacca Parking Area on Mud Lake Road in Deleon Springs, FL. Roger will have his 60 power scope for great views of the birds and other wildlife on the refuge. We will cover about 2 miles in about 1.5 hours of easy walking on flat trails. Reservations are appreciated. Heavy rain or lightning cancels. No open-toed shoes and water is recommended.
Questions or reservations: Contact Roger at or via email

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Powerpoint Presentation- Volusia Outdoors- Lyonia Preserve, Deltona

LEC - Volusia Outdoors

Event Date(s)

Begins: January 16, 2016 3:00 pm
Ends: January 16, 2016 4:00 pm
Roger Fulton, a Florida master naturalist who has written several outdoor guides, will describe 10 of his favorite places to hike, bike and enjoy nature in Volusia County. 
Reservations are requested and may be made by calling 386-789-7207, ext. 21028. 
Meet in Lyonia Environmental Center's classroom, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona.

Powerpoint Program - Exploring the Ocala National Forest, Friday, Jan 16th

Friday Night Naturalist
Fri, January 15, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Trout Lake Nature Center, 520 E. CR 44, Eustis, FL
Trout Lake Nature Center
Roger Fulton, birding and hiking expert will talk about hiking the Ocala National Forest. Roger's latest book is about hiking this wonderful natural area.