Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Nature Tours - February 5 and 19, 2017


Birding Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge

February 5 and 19, 2017 at 3pm
Join with the West Volusia Audubon Society on wildlife tours of Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge in Deleon Springs, FL on selected Sundays in February 2017 at 3 pm.

Master Naturalist and author Roger Fulton will lead nature tours 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. Good footwear is recommended and no open toed shoes. Adults only and no dogs. Reservations are appreciated. Heavy rain or lightning cancels.

Questions or reservations: Contact Roger at or via email at

lake woodruff field trips

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Off-Road Biking Friday 01/20/17 3pm

To All;
This is an off-road ride on the dike trails at Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge in DeLeon Springs, FL. We will ride to see wildlife along 450 acres of ponds. We may cover up to seven miles of off-road trails, depending on the group. Hybrids or mountain bikes are recommended. No road bikes. Not much shelter so bring water and sunscreens. We’ll meet at 3 pm at the Myacca Parking Area on Mud Lake Road in Deleon Springs. Mud Lake Road turns to dirt and then back to pavement after the railroad tracks. Then your first right.
 Just let me know if you will join us via return email. Bring a friend or two.
My contact info is below if you have any issues or problems.
Hope to see some of you there,

Phone and text: Afternoons and evenings only: 386-956-6089
Deland, FL and Cortland, NY
Master Naturalist and Author

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

What's in Your Backyard - Invasive species in Florida

Invasive species in your backyard

Event Date(s)

Begins: January 21, 2017 2:00 pm
Ends: January 21, 2017 3:00 pm
From killer plants to Burmese pythons, Florida has its share of invasive species. Roger Fulton will describe the invaders you might find in your own backyard at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, in DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable, 198 Sunrise Blvd, DeBary. He’ll also explain how to get rid of them.
Fulton, a master naturalist and author, has published a series of trail guides for Florida, New York and Vermont. His publication, “Safe in the Woods,” offers outdoor safety and survival tips.
His free 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, contact Tracy Mestre at 386-668-3840 or