(20 posts)

When your co-worker is a 1,000 pound alligator

Just another day at the office for Andrew. (📸: @wildfloridairboats) MEET THIS LOCAL: Andrew Biddle is one of the trainers who works with the alligators at Wild Florida. His co-workers include dozens of alligators, including the largest gator in Osceola County, Crusher.     WHAT HE IS DOING: Every day at work, Biddle steps into animal […]

People / April 15, 2019

Helping Orlando rethink our work commutes

reThink Your Commute is working to educate Orlando on alternative transit solutions. (📸: Kayla O’Brien) Orlando’s population keeps growing and growing and growing. But we didn’t need to tell you that – you’ve probably experienced it first hand – like that time you were late for a work meeting because you were stuck in traffic […]

Transit / April 9, 2019

How one immigrant is helping other immigrants

Camila Pachon Silva provides legal advice regularly at the consulate of Mexico. (📸: @capellaimmigration) Orlando lawyer Camila Pachon Silva is all about paying it forward. Silva immigrated to Orlando from Bogota, Colombia with her parents and brother when she was in high school. While she says that they were lucky to have family and friends […]

People / April 8, 2019

Locals to know: Luke the lemur at Wild Florida

Come say hi to Luke. (📸: Wild Florida) MEET THIS LOCAL: He’s super chill. He has two sons and two girlfriends. And he’s most proud of his “dad bod.” Meet Luke – an eight year old ring-tailed lemur at Wild Florida.      WHAT HE IS DOING: When he’s not snacking on craisins, Luke can be […]

Things to do / March 25, 2019

What happens to nuisance alligators in Florida?

Anyone concerned about a nuisance alligator should call the Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 866-FWC-GATOR. 📸: Bruce Warrington DID YOU KNOW: If you’ve ever encountered an alligator in Florida…that’s pretty normal. The state is home to an estimated 1.3 million alligators that can be found in all 67 counties. But even though it might be common […]

Environment / March 21, 2019

Providing hope and school supplies for future generations in Central Florida

A look at some for the volunteers and backpacks organized for the 2018 Back 2 School Bash. 📸: HopeNow International In a few months when summer winds down, you’ll find a mountain of school backpacks and hair. For the past 13 years, Karla Radka, and her husband Michael Radka, have been leading hundreds of volunteers […]

Orlando / March 19, 2019

How to explore and help protect Florida’s natural beauty

Audubon Florida measures ecological health using scientific research and studying wild birds. Ray Hennessy Development in Florida continues to boom. In the late 1940s Congress authorized the Central and South Florida Project. The project forever changed the water flow from the Orlando area to the Everglades in South Florida.   Development also meant building on […]

Environment / March 13, 2019

Take an airboat tour that is ‘as Everglades as it gets’

Can you feel the breeze in your hair? (📸: @wildfloridairboats) Alligators, coyotes, red foxes, white-tailed deer, frogs, toads and turtles are only a few of the animals you’ll spot when you’re riding on Wild Florida’s airboat with a gigantic fan buzzing behind you. And, of course, you can’t miss one of Florida’s 1.25 million alligators. […]

Environment / March 6, 2019

How to meet and train a pair of rare albino alligators

Wild Florida’s albino alligators Blizzard and Snowflake like to chill and meet new people. 📸: Wild Florida Have you ever wanted to play Marco Polo with alligators? A pair of nearly-blind albino alligators, Blizzard and Snowflake, are waiting for you to join them at Wild Florida. They’re two of only 12 recorded albino alligators in […]

Environment / February 28, 2019

Helping find solutions to Orlando’s transportation woes

Getting from point A to point B. Whether you are on your way to MCO, coming home from a date night downtown, or going to a show at The Social, you have more options than ever to get around Orlando. Over the past few weeks, we’ve introduced you to: David and Nathan, the guys behind […]

Transit / February 22, 2019