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Ponce Park Pelican Procreation Preparation

Sorry, couldn’t miss taking the opportunity for an alliterative title.  Our local Brown Pelicans are beginning to change into their breeding colors and act in flocks and pairs.  That means that the rookery in the mangroves will be filling up … Continue reading

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A couple of spiders from Ponce Park

While hanging around waiting for the GBH to do something active, I started looking in the Sea Grape below the nest.  There was a large chaotic spider web there and after looking around a bit I found the spider that … Continue reading

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Landing Sequence

I visited the Great Blue Herons at the Wildlife Center again this morning.  The light was right for the nest on the pole and the wind was perfect to bring the birds in at a good light angle.  I knew … Continue reading

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Punta Gorda Rookery? Maybe!

For the last couple of mornings I have seen Great Blue Heron nesting activity in the area of the Peace River Wildlife Center.  The have an old concrete pole near the compound exit that had a structure on top that … 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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Close encounter with a Yellow-crowned Night Heron

I started to walk out onto the boardwalk in Ponce de Leon park the other day.  Just as I stepped on it I saw a Yellow-crowned Night Heron on the railing looking intently into the mangroves.  I stopped and got … Continue reading

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Dragonflies and a foot with the V1 and 55-200mm combination

This is still one of my favorite shooting combinations for my morning walk.  I generally put the V1 with the FT-1 and Nikkor 55-200mm over my shoulder and carry the SB-N7 flash and a Raynox 150 achromat close-up lens in … Continue reading

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A couple more unknowns

We’ve just spent some time in the north Georgia mountains near the North Carolina border. The weather wasn’t fully cooperative but I did find some interesting things on my walks. I noticed some specks of red in the moss and … Continue reading

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A small morning fungus

I haven’t identified this small fungus yet. If anyone can tell me what it is, I would appreciate it. EDIT – I found out from fungaljungal.org that this appears to be the mushroom formerly known as Coprinus plicata. I see … Continue reading

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Six-spotted Fishing Spider – Dolomedes triton

Just a quick post. I found this nice specimen of a fishing spider at Audubon-Pennington park in Port Charlotte. Apparently this species goes through a brown phase and a black and grey phase. I’ll keep an eye out for the … Continue reading

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