Category Archives: Spider

Spider Love

A couple of weeks ago on the Ponce de Leon Park Nature Path, I happened across some fine examples of spider love.  These orb weavers ( I believe they are Venusta Orchard Spiders – Leucauge venusta) typically spin a classic spiral web … Continue reading

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Flying things at the airport

I had to go to Southwest Florida International Airport today to deal with a luggage issue. I took the camera bag along to see what I could find around the airport to take pictures of.  Well, no unusual airlines or … Continue reading

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Charlotte County Extension Demonstration Garden

There are actually two of these gardens.  One is near the Extension Office Campus near their headquarters on Harborview Rd which is very well kept.  The other is older and smaller and located in Punta Gorda at the end of … Continue reading

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Heritage Village, Largo FL – another Photo Adventure

My local photo club took another field trip.  This time to the Heritage Village in Largo FL where Pinellas County has preserved and restored about 38 buildings on 25 acres.  It is adjacent to a botanical garden too so there … Continue reading

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Audubon-Pennington Park – Port Charlotte FL

Audubon-Pennington Park is a small, 7.9 acre preserve managed by the Peace River Audubon Society.  It has a small parking lot located at 1153 Alton Rd, Port Charlotte, FL. The entrance is via a very narrow passage in a fence and … Continue reading

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Punta Gorda Nature Park

This is a nice little park. It is about 1 city block square at the corner of Aqui Esta and Bal Harbour in Punta Gorda. There are two small parking lots at the East and West End. The park surrounds … Continue reading

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Hathaway Park – West entrance, Punta Gorda FL

This little park is a few miles out of town with the main access at 35461 Washington Loop Rd. It’s an access point for Shell Creek which is also our local water supply. It has a boat ramp with handicap … Continue reading

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Caution: this contains pictures of a big spider

I know that a lot of people are sensitive about them and felt that, with great power demanding great responsibility, that you should be warned. I found this beauty at the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Most folks go … Continue reading

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