Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

Scrubby Field Trip

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

Florida Scrub is an upland habitat mostly consisting of relic sand dunes. As sea levels rose and fell over tens of thousands of years, Florida scrub can be found in many places, from near the Atlantic to the Highlands in the central peninsula. Naturalist and educator Steve Bass led the local (Cocoplum) chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society on a tour of Florida Scrub at Seabranch Preserve State Park, conveniently located only a few miles from me.
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Coral Cove Park, Jupiter Island, FL

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

While on Jupiter Island today, I stopped at Coral Cove Park, just south of The Nature Conservancy’s Blowing Rocks Preserve. (more…)

Birding Down South

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Mottled Duck
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Some good TV

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

Comcast crashed for a few minutes yesterday, proving that television can be artistic.
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Florida Scrub Jays (and friends)

Friday, May 29th, 2009

This morning I participated in an orientation workshop for Scrub Jay Watch, sponsored by The Nature Conservancy. Here are a few photos from our field trip; there are more and larger photos on my gallery.
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Macros

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Some macro photographs taken at a nature preserve down the road.
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Piping Plover surveys

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Members of my Audubon chapter have been working with government agencies to monitor Piping Plovers, an endangered bird species, in the Indian River Lagoon near the St. Lucie Inlet.
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Corbett WMA birding trip

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

My birding pal and I are still trying to find Red-Cockaded Woodpeckers (RCWs). They are being reintroduced in two adjoining wildlife management areas in this part of the state, Dupuis and J.W. Corbett. We went to Dupuis a few months ago, and today we tried Corbett, located in northern Palm Beach County. We had a vague idea of where the reintroduction area was, but it took a couple of attempts to find it.
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Wild night at Audubon

Friday, March 21st, 2008

Last night, Audubon of Martin County members didn’t have to look for wildlife; the wildlife came to us. David Hitzig of Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, and his family, visited our meeting, and brought along some of their friends.
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Windy day

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Despite the wind and clouds, I had to get out today. The wind did keep the smaller birds down, but I saw some larger ones.
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