Saturday, January 31, 2015

Free Event - Safe in the Woods - DeBary Hall, debary, FL

'Safe in the Woods - Florida Edition'

Event Date(s)

Begins: February 7, 2015 2:00 pm
Ends: February 7, 2015 3:00 pm
Master Naturalist Roger Fulton will present "Safe in the Woods - Florida Edition" at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary.
Fulton, who has published numerous guide books on Florida's trails and other outdoor areas, will explain how to read trail markings, what to bring when you go into the woods, and what to do if you get lost.
After his presentation, he will sign and sell copies of his books.
His presentation is part of the Lemonade Lectures series, which is sponsored by the Enterprise Historical Conservancy and Volusia County. Light refreshments and lemonade will be served.
Reservations are not required. For more information, call Amber Patterson at 386-668-3840.
DeBary Hall Historic Site, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is owned by the state and managed by the county's Parks, Recreation and Culture Division. Tours of the 1871 hunting lodge are available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission prices are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for children 2 and younger. 
For more information about DeBary Hall and other upcoming events, visit

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

New for 2015 - Safe in the Woods Interactive Course

Interactive Course: “Safe in the Woods”
New for 2015!
            Based on our best-selling book, Safe in the WoodsTips, Techniques and Advice for Safety and Survival, this interactive course is appropriate for adults 16 and above. There is no time limit so students can work on it at their leisure. In 20 simple and easy-to-follow lesson plans students will learn how to plan for an outing, how to dress and what equipment to carry and what to do if they encounter “critters” out there in the woods. Although the planning and preparation for your outing should keep you out of trouble, there are tips on what to do when things go wrong from injuries, to what to do if you lose the trail. Upon signing up for the course you will receive a copy of the book, Safe in the Woods (a $20 value itself), a lesson plan log and directions on how to complete the course. All of that will be in hard copy as well as on a CD with three hours of Powerpoint review topics and information. Along the way I will personally be available to answer any questions you may have about any aspect of the course by email or phone. If you choose to take the Final Exam (optional) you can earn a Certificate of Completion which will be issued and sent to you by mail.
            The total cost for this interactive course is $50.00 per student. It includes all materials and all shipping charges. You can simply “Add it to Your Cart” online at:  and register and pay with a credit card via PayPal.
            To register without a credit card, simply print out this form and submit it via mail with cash, check or money order to Roger Fulton, 19 Bellrose Ave., Cortland, NY 13045. Questions? or afternoons and evenings at 386-956-6089.

Registration Info:





Submit this completed form with your payment to: Roger Fulton, 19 Bellrose Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045. You should receive your course materials via mail within a few days.

Comments from previous students in our “Safe in the Woods” seminars:

            “Roger, Enjoyed the afternoon class. As an experienced outdoorsman I was amazed at the information I gathered at your course. Well done!”          J.A., New York

            “If you don’t own one of Roger’s books you are missing an invaluable resource!”   D.C., Florida

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Casual Biking Green Springs Park January 28, 2015

Fun Coast 50+ Adventures
Added by Roger Fulton
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
3:00 PM to 5 pm
Green Springs Park
994 Enterprise Rd
Deltona, FL

We have heard that the biking bridge over Rte 415 is finally open. But we don't know where it goes after that. So let's go find out! We will start at Green Springs Park and take the mostly flat and paved Spring-to-Spring trail about 5 miles or so to .the Route 415 bridge and possibly beyond. Plan on about 10 miles round trip. Make a reservation with Roger through or

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Safe in th Woods Seminar - January 24th, 2015

If you cannot attend one of our in-person courses, we have an alternative “interactive course” you can take by mail and online. You get a copy of the book, Safe in the Woods, a CD with all of the Word and Powerpoint presentations on it, and complete directions on How to Complete the Course. With it you can option to take a final exam and receive a Certificate of Completion, just as if you had attended the class in person. You will just miss Roger’s smiling face. J.
To access the Interactive Course option go to:

If you have any questions about that program contact Roger at:

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Casual hiking this Saturday, January 10, 2015

Nature Hikes at Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge

  • to
  • Myacca Parking area

    Mud Lake Road, Deleon Springs, FL (edit map)
  • Mud Lake Road turns to dirt. Follow it down past the railroad tracks and the Myacca Parking Lot is on the right. Then look for Roger's red Jeep. 

  • The loop hammock trails are no longer flooded and are wide open. We will incorporate them in a hike covering a little over 3 miles. (We have never done those on these hikes in the past.) It will be a casual pace stopping frequently to explore what we find. The terrain is flat and open. Wear good footwear and no open-toed shoes. We may encounter some areas of light mud, so don't wear those brand new, lily white sneakers you just bought!  Bring water. You may want to arrive a little bit early to tour the small Nature Center on Mud Lake Road before you head down to the hike site. No dogs. Questions? Contact me through this site or through

Sunday, January 4, 2015

The Flora and Fauna of the Galapagos Islands 7 pm 1/12/15 - Sanford, FL

At 7 pm on Monday 1/12/15 learn about the flora and fauna of Darwin fame! Florida Master Naturalist Roger Fulton has written several Florida outdoor books which will be available at this presentation. During this 90 minute Powerpoint presentation he will provide insight and photos of what he found on the Galapagos Islands 177 years after Charles Darwin visited the islands on the HMS Beagle in 1835. Darwin's theory of evolution evolved from his exploration of these islands off the coast of Ecuador. This program is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Cuplet Fern Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. Meet at the Sanford Club building, 200 Fairmont, Sanford, FL at 7 pm on the 12th. For additional information contact the presenter Roger Fulton at or through his webpage at:
This will be the last scheduled presentation of this program in Florida this winter. 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

How to be Safe in the Woods Seminar

On Saturday evening, January 24, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:30 pm Author and Master Naturalist Roger Fulton will present a seminar on How to be Safe in the Woods. The seminar is based on his newest book of the same name. In a series of Powerpoint presentations, he will cover the basics of how to explore natural areas in Florida and elsewhere safely, from the Cascade Mountains to the Florida swamps. So whether you are out for a short hike, a photo shoot of wildlife or a more adventurous outing, this presentation could help you, and others with you, to prevent serious problems and return home safe and happy. “No problems” doesn’t happen accidentally! Topics include what you need to be prepared to go out into the woods, how to read trail markings, and what to do if you encounter an alligator, a bear or other natives of Florida. He will even guide you on what to do if you get disoriented or lost.
Your price of admission to this 2 ½ hour seminar is to bring with you a copy of Roger Fulton’s newest book titled, Safe in the Woods – Tips, Techniques and Advice for Safety and Survival. ($19.95) If you already have a copy, just make a reservation and show up with the book in hand. If you need a copy you can obtain one locally from the store at Hontoon Island State Park in Deland, online at or  or make arrangements with Roger to pay for one by mail or at the door. In any case, please make a reservation so we can plan ahead for a comfortable and successful seminar.
(And I am told that the World of Beer is next door to the seminar location. Some of us may want to de-seminarize afterward.)   Contact point for Roger and reservations is at: or through his website at:  The seminar location will be at: Keller Williams Realty, 3510 S. Nova Rd., Suite 112, Port Orange, FL 32129. (In the new Tuscan Village Shoppes between Madeline Avenue and Herbert Street.)
This will likely be the only session presented this winter in Florida, so make your reservation soon and we look forward to seeing you there!