Monthly Archives: February 2011

It’s always about the light – the Better Beamer

Today, I was roaming around looking for something to take pictures of.  I ran across a Red-bellied Woodpecker on a snag not far from downtown.  The angle was a little low but, that’s often the case with woodpeckers so, I … Continue reading

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Babcock-Webb WMA – Misty morning at Marl Pond 3

Most of my posts on Babcock-Webb are intended to provide a bit of a guided tour around the area.  I usually shoot them during the day when the light is good for descriptive photos to accompany the text.  But, the … Continue reading

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Babcock-Webb WMA – Seaboard Grade – North of Tram Grade

This is a rustic road with some patches of sugar sand but, none make it impassable with a high clearance vehicle  as far as Powerline Grade.  It can be driven by car for some distance.  This is the entrance at … Continue reading

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Babcock-Webb WMA – Oilwell Grade south of Tuckers Grade

This is a somewhat different road for the WMA.  It’s hardshell and passable for most vehicles.  While most of the recreation area is pine flatwoods, this section is more like dry prairie.   There have obviously been some fairly recent controlled … Continue reading

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Prairie Creek Preserve

Prairie Creek Preserve is a relatively new preserve and does not have facilities of any kind.  It has been left in as natural a state as possible since Charlotte County procured the land.  It consists of about 1600 acres with … Continue reading

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Feeling crabby?

I made a couple of shots of fiddler crabs recently and decided I wanted to identify them.  It turned out to be a bit harder than I thought.  Turns out there are nearly 100 different species of Fiddlers and I … Continue reading

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Babcock-Webb WMA – Seaboard Grade – South of Tuckers Grade

This road should only be attempted with high ground clearance vehicles. There was a ford not far from the intersection which has been graded but the road is still narrow and turn arounds are limited.  It starts at an old cattle grid … Continue reading

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