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An introduction to the Wildflower Preserve

The Lemon Bay Conservancy has acquired 80 acres of the former Wildflower golf course and renamed it the Wildflower Preserve.  Access is limited to guided tours at present as they are working to create paths and facilities along the trail.  … Continue reading

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A couple of bugs

I’m involved in a project to document the Hibiscus flowers at the Punta Gorda History Park.  They are important to the Historical Society which runs the park because Harry Goulding, one of the world’s most reknown hibiscus hybridizers worked in Punta Gorda.  … Continue reading

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Charlotte County Extension Demonstration Garden Revisit

The other day, I was out and about and noticed a lot of cars in the lot at the Extension Demonstration Garden on Florida Avenue.  It turned out to be the local Master Gardeners having a plant and cutting sale.  … 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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Great Southern White – Ascia monuste on Sweet Basil

We have a pot of Sweet Basil near our back door which attracts butterflies. The Great Southern White – Ascia monuste is a common white butterfly around here and just seems to love the stuff. I was out shooting the … Continue reading

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More wildflowers – Punta Gorda Nature Park

This morning, I was off for a walk at the Punta Gorda Nature Park which isn’t much more than a mile or so long path around Fire Station #3 and the water plant for Punta Gorda Isles. Still, it is … 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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Experimenting with the 105mm Micro-Nikkor with teleconverters

When you take a lot of pictures of bugs, you need to get close to capture the detail. That means that a Macro or Micro lens is a necessity. At the moment, I have two. The 60mm f2.8D Micro-Nikkor, an … Continue reading

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