Tag: GTM NERR

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”

GTM Reserve

Regis and I went to the Guana-Tolomato-Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve today. It is one of our favorite places. The three names (Guana, Tolomato, Matanzas) are the three rivers within the reserve. It is one of 29 national estuarine research reserves in the country.… Continue Reading “GTM Reserve”

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… Continue Reading “More Fiddler Crabs, Dolphins, and a Tortoise”

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… Continue Reading “Coast Guard Rescue Training”

Fiddler Crabs

by Linda The Chickadees stopped hanging around our nest box and now a Bluebird couple is hanging around. It’s been interesting. A few days ago we had a nor’easter come through. It was very rainy and windy. We needed the rain. At the tail… Continue Reading “Fiddler Crabs”

A Reason for Optimism

I recently started volunteering at the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve or GTM Reserve for short.  There are 29 similar reserves in the U.S. with 3 in Florida.  Many agencies are involved in managing the reserve but the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric… Continue Reading “A Reason for Optimism”