Spotlight on Orlando Permaculture

The Orlando Permaculture team on an annual field trip to Oakland Nature Preserve to remove several hundred pounds of invasive yams. The yams were still edible and delicious! (📸: Orlando Permaculture) I recently got an email from Eliot Kersgaard regarding an upcoming event that he thought would be of interest to Pulptown readers. Well, it […]

/ March 10, 2021

🎁 Pulptown’s Very Merry 2020 Gift Guide (Extended)

Explore 51 (and counting) of our favorite local gift ideas, from cookies to art to coloring books — and these gifts aren’t just for the holiday season.

/ December 8, 2020

Take a mental health day in the great Orlando outdoors

Take a drive on the wild side at Wild Florida’s new safari ride. (📸: @kellyanntrace) Orlando is known for its entertainment and attractions, but what about on days when you just need to get away from the noise and push the good ol’ reset button? Outside of hanging in and cozying up with a good […]

/ February 25, 2020

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 […]

/ March 21, 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 […]

/ 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. […]

/ 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 […]

/ February 28, 2019

Florida’s River of Grass starts in Central Florida

This is not a Bob Ross painting. It’s the Everglades. (📸: Giphy) The Everglades is known as the “River of Grass.” And the start of the winding waterway happens just outside Orlando with the Kissimmee River. “When I say the word ‘Everglades,’ people think Miami and Fort Lauderdale, and maybe Naples, or Fort Myers,” said […]

/ February 15, 2019