Month: May 2019

Underwater at the Silver River

We spent a couple days camping at Silver Springs State Park so we could go kayaking on the Silver River. On the way to the campground, the check engine light came on in the motor home. When we arrived at the campground and disconnected…

More Fiddler Crabs, Dolphins, and a Tortoise

Regis, a friend, and I went to the GTM NERR (Guana-Tolomato-Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve) to conduct more volunteer work on an intracoastal monitoring project where they are studying wave action from boats. It’s a great opportunity to ride in a golf cart along…

Plastic

Over the last two days, I saw a couple situations where plastic is having a negative impact on wildlife. In the picture above, the duckling in the back has a plastic ring caught around its head. These ducklings are in our neighborhood. I was…

Woodpecker Fledges

Regis predicted that one of the baby Red-bellied Woodpeckers would fledge today and he was correct. Regis was prepared and documented the moment. The little male Woodpecker left the nest cavity. We think the little female may still be in there. There are lots…

Coast Guard Rescue Training

I was at the GTM NERR today doing some volunteer work where we were downloading video from one of the cameras monitoring the intracoastal waterway. The study is about wave activity created by boats. While there, I tried to do my best not to…

Baby Woodpeckers

The baby Red-bellied Woodpeckers can be seen in the nest cavity. Regis got some video today. If you listen carefully, you can hear at least one of them. We can see two babies in the video. Very cute!! You can see that the parents…

Tree Frog

We have a tree frog that shows up regularly on our screened lanai. The first time we noticed the frog, we had guests over for the evening. One of our guests spotted the frog on the lanai and captured it and put it outside….