Tag: estuary

Palm Warbler

I recently took a friend to Fort Mose Historic State Park and came upon a palm warbler feeding among the mangroves in the saltmarsh. We saw other birds like osprey, great blue herons, and little blue herons. The palm warbler was my best photographic… Continue Reading “Palm Warbler”

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake, Finally

We have been in Florida for six years and the place is full of snakes. Yet, we have never seen an eastern diamondback rattlesnake. Regis was at the Guana-Tomoto-Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTM NERR) today and was looking to photograph a spider and… Continue Reading “Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake, Finally”

Recent Awards

Regis and I did well in the most recent Florida Camera Council Print Competition and won yellow awards for the following pictures. I’m thrilled that Regis did well with the marsh pictures. I feel that folks often do not appreciate the beauty of the… Continue Reading “Recent Awards”

Festus, the Raccoon

I recently reinstalled our bird feeders and they have a squirrel/raccoon baffle to prevent the mammals from getting to the feeder. The birds knock seed on the ground while feeding, so the squirrels and other critters regularly check to see if there is anything… Continue Reading “Festus, the Raccoon”

Northern Cottonmouth

We went to the Palencia boardwalk over the saltwater marsh today to get some drone pictures during the King Tide (which is an exceptionally high tide) for the Guana-Tolomato-Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve. We needed to take the pictures at the height of the… Continue Reading “Northern Cottonmouth”

Sunrise

It has been a couple weeks since we posted. We have had a lot on our plates. Yesterday and this morning were our best photo opportunities. Last evening, we went to the Guana-Tolomato-Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve in search of a reddish egret that… Continue Reading “Sunrise”

Blue Land Crab

Regis and I went to the Palencia boardwalk to take some marsh vegetation pictures for a research project for the Guana-Tolomato-Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTM). When we returned to our street, we found this blue land crab (Cardisoma guanhum) running along the street… Continue Reading “Blue Land Crab”

Mosquitos at Sunrise

Regis and I went to the Palencia boardwalk at the Palencia salt marsh yesterday morning to capture sunrise pictures. The mosquitos were out in full force. Regis sprayed his Off all over himself and I sprayed Skin so Soft all over me. It kept… Continue Reading “Mosquitos at Sunrise”