Category Archives: reptile

Benefits of the drought

It’s not often you can find a benefit in something like a drought.  For nature photographers it does have some benefit.  As ponds dry up they get smaller and the critters preyed on by our wading birds get concentrated in … 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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So, I did spend more time looking

Right outside my Garage is a Queen Palm that occasionally has a bird visiting.  Today I noticed an odd green patch in a green palm on a green flower pod.  Looking a bit closer, I saw it move.  It turns … Continue reading

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A snake in the grass and trying out glass

The morning walk was down to Ponce again.  The Great Blue Herons appear to have mated and have eggs in the nest.  I can’t see them but the female has gone broody and is down on the nest most of … Continue reading

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Hunting bugs

This morning was bright and sunny and the insects were very active.  I started looking out for them on my walk as I went along the mangroves.  I found this nice damselfly near the city soil storage area on Colony … Continue reading

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Another visit to the the Venice Rookery

Last Friday, I was returning from Sarasota FL and decided to stop by the Venice Rookery. There was some fuss about the Rookery after some heavy landscaping work a year or so ago. The new plantings are doing well though … Continue reading

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A little bitty frog

I went out to the southern end of Oilwell Grade at Babcock Webb the other day. Recent rains had raised the water level a lot and my usual walking path was pretty muddy. Since I was wearing shorts and low … Continue reading

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