Category Archives: animal behavior

Sub Rosa

I was looking at one of our roses yesterday and discovered a flower spider (Thomisadae) hiding in a rose.  These maintain an anchor line but don’t spin a web to capture prey as other spiders do.  It lurks between the … Continue reading

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Some leftover birds and a spider

From time to time I take an interesting shot and throw it into a directory where I put images I want to write a blog post about.  But, sometimes I don’t get around to it and some of these may … Continue reading

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Dolphin Photo-op

I was along with neighbors to take their boat down the harbor for fuel and lunch. Porpoises frequently meet boats after they clear the Ponce De Leon Park Channel and surf along on the bow wave.  We had the pleasure … Continue reading

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Red Bellied Woodpecker – Gender differences

A dead palm tree on a vacant lot down the street has attracted a pair of Red-bellied Woodpeckers who have decided to nest there.  It may not be a good choice since the owners have just had a dock and … Continue reading

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Monarch Butterfly Eggs and Peaches

Today I went out in the yard to see what was happening.  I know folks think Florida doesn’t have seasons but that’s just not so.  I few weeks ago we had peach and mango blossoms on the trees and my … Continue reading

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Just a walk around the house

Spring is coming to Florida.  Maybe some folks don’t see the changes in seasons but they are as real here as anywhere else.  For example, one part of my yard now smells like orange blossoms.  The blooms are here and … Continue reading

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At Last

We were away for a few days and when I returned, the young heron had finally left the nest.  Now I can start looking for other things to shoot while I’m on my walk. Oh, wait, there is another pair … Continue reading

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