Annotated Bibliography for the Wildflower Wayside Shrine Trail

Annotated Bibliography for the Wayside Shrine Trail by Carol Mahler offers insight into the plants, birds, culture, folklore, and history by authors who lived or visited Florida.

Student Level: College


Reading and Writing About the Scrub – “The Big Burn”

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings  used the setting of “the Big Scrub” of Ocala National Forest for the setting in her novel, South Moon Under. Reading and writing about the scrub provides guidelines and writing exercises developed from Kinnan’s novel.

Student Level: High school


Reading and Writing About the Scrub – “Gopher Tortoises”

“Why We Have Gophers” is a folk story collected by Zora Neale Hurston. Reading and writing exercises are developed from this folk story, Reading and writing about the scrub – gopher tortoises.

Student Level: Middle school


English Curriculum for Metaphoric Writing

Students will use metaphoric writing to compare a plant, insect, or animal found in the Lake Wales Ridge habitat to someone or something that would not usually be associated with each other.

Student Level: High School


Analyzing and Writing Nature Inspired Poetry

Students will read  nature inspired poetry by E.E. Cummings and Robert Frost before they write their own nature poetry inspired by the Wildflower Wayside Shrine.

Student Level: High School

Wayside Shrine Wonders

The Career Academy of South Florida Community College created a newsletter, Wayside Wonders, from their writing based on the Wildflower Wayside Shrine Trail.