Tag: GTM NERR

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”

Sunrise from the Drone

The sun rises are often stunning in our area. There are trees between us and the marsh, so we have to walk to the edge of the marsh to get unobstructed sun rise pictures. It means making that short walk in the dark. We… Continue Reading “Sunrise from the Drone”

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”

Fifty Baby Alligators

I went to the Guana-Tolomato-Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTM) today to continue taking photographs for the North American Nature Photography Association bioblitz. I found about 50 baby alligators. Baby alligators are adorable. When they are young, they have yellow markings. These little alligators… Continue Reading “Fifty Baby Alligators”

Little Blue Heron

I went kayaking this morning and launched on the Guana River 1/2 hour before sunrise. This is the first time I launched in the dark. It was amazing. The birds were vocalizing, the water was calm, and the colors of the sunrise reflected beautifully… Continue Reading “Little Blue Heron”

Pelican Patrol

The Ark Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation has received a large number of injured pelicans in the last couple weeks. Many of those pelicans came from the GTM Reserve where I volunteer regularly. The GTM has a dam with a lake on one side and… Continue Reading “Pelican Patrol”

Morning over the Intracoastal Waterway

Yesterday morning I went to the boardwalk over the Palencia salt marsh to get some sunrise photos. The water on the intracoastal waterway (ICW) was peaceful and calm. It was a lovely way to start the day. Across the ICW from the salt marsh… Continue Reading “Morning over the Intracoastal Waterway”

Fishing Line

I went to the dam at the Guana-Tolomato-Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTM NERR) to try to get pictures of Osprey catching fish. The dam has an outlet from Guana Lake to the Guana River and the fish hang out on both sides of… Continue Reading “Fishing Line”

Calvin and Her Calf

I attended the State of the Reserve at the GTM NERR today which was very interesting. I loved the talks on the different research being performed at the reserve. In the middle of the afternoon, there was a talk on the local dolphins which… Continue Reading “Calvin and Her Calf”

Willet Altercation

I was recently conducting a whale survey here in northeast Florida. We are most interested in looking for Right Whales. The mothers come to the area to calf and I am on the Monday team to look for them in Sector 1 (from the… Continue Reading “Willet Altercation”