With human and black bear populations on the rise in Florida, people in rural North Central Florida have had an increased number of encounters with this native species. The Umatilla bear festival occurred this past Saturday to give humans a bear’s eye-view of life in the forest. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Brittany Wienke reports on how the festival aims to educate families about how humans and bears can co-exist peacefully.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/UmatillaFINAL.mp3]
Through nature walks around Gainesville, the Joy Walk Club provides a space for relaxation and connection
Having to do work online, apart from people, took its toll on Jyoti Parmar, which led her and Cassandra Tucci, a Gainesville activist, to create the Joy Walk Club.