Alderson fulfills spirit quest to increase environmental awareness

 By Donna Meredith   By day Doug Alderson helps to coordinate Florida’s designated paddling trails, including the 1,515-mile Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail. He also assists with a website for Visit Florida on all types of non-motorized trails. By night he moves away from the computer for a few hours to unwind in the cabin […]

January Read of the Month: “Wild Florida Waters,” by Doug Alderson

Review by Donna Meredith   Doug Alderson’s Wild Florida Waters: Exploring the Sunshine State by Kayak and Canoe takes us on an amazing journey down miles of winding rivers. Alderson has a gift for making readers feel immersed in the scent of muddy bottoms, enthralled by the cries of limpkins, and calmed by paddles slurping […]

Meet Ron Ellis, Editor of In That Sweet Country

Ron Ellis is an accomplished nature writer with works including Cogan’s Woods, Brushes with Nature: The Art of Ron Van Gilder, and Of Woods & Waters: A Kentucky Outdoors Reader. His newest release, In That Sweet Country (Skyhorse Publishing),  is a collection of work by acclaimed nature writer, Harry Middleton. Recently, Ellis took time to discuss his work […]

In That Sweet Country: Uncollected Writings of Harry Middleton

Reviewed by Philip K. Jason When the celebrated nature writer, Harry Middleton, died in 1993, he left behind scores of uncollected periodical pieces published in such places as Field and Stream, the New York Times, Gray’s Sporting Journal, Sports Illustrated, and Southern Living – this latter magazine the home of Middleton’s “Outdoors South” column from […]