Late summer and fall are great butterfly times here in Southwest Florida. Here are some species we have seen recently….mostly in our backyard butterfly garden.
I have been finishing off the bearded reedling pictures from my trip to Cley Marshes, Norfolk last week and thought I would post a few more. The early morning light was quite dramatic and I am quite pleased with the results. So here are few more images from my trip at Cley Birds of Prey [...]
Manzanillo is almost as detached from the typical Costa Rican birding circuit as you can get without leaving the country. Tucked way off in the southeastern corner of the country, it seems silly to drive there when you can see most of the same birds in the Sarapiqui region. If given the option, though, I [...]
Also known as the Bermuda land crab, red land crab, or Moon Crab. It is found in the Florida Keys and the islands of the Caribbean, also in Texas and Venezuela. This nocturnal crab digs burrows – sometimes as long as 4.9 ft. It lives in the forest at least some of its adult life, [...]
(Washington, D.C., October 10, 2012) U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced on October 9, 2012, that his department has approved the proposed Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project site as suitable for wind energy development. The project will consist of two sites encompassing up to 1,000 wind turbines on almost 220,000 acres [...]
I had been able to get even closer to the Frigate bird at the Central Park Mangrove in San Juan, Puerto Rico, but what was really happening was that the bird itself was getting closer to me, as there was a tern flying nearby with prey, so it was getting ready to snatch the prey [...]
Nicole and I went ringing again at Alba Marsh on Friday Morning. A very early start allowed us to reach the site at dawn and we set the nets in a much quicker time than the last time we ringed together. We are learning to do things without the help of Brendan who is now [...]
(Washington, D.C., September 18, 2012) A study published in the peer-reviewed public health journal, Zoonoses and Public Health, has found that free-roaming cats pose a threat from “serious public health diseases” to humans, domestic animals, and wildlife. The paper was authored by R.W. Gerhold of the University of Tennessee’s Center for Wildlife Health, Department of [...]