Aug 102016
 
Birding at the Bog with Pip and Lisa

This weekend I headed to the Sax-Zim Bog with my little dog Pip and my good friend Lisa. We’re in the silent part of summer now, when parent birds are busy chasing their little ones around more than singing, but we got to hear a surprising number of birds on Nichols Lake Road when we […]

Oct 112014
 
Cheetahs Lie Around Like Housecats, Saving Energy for Big Kills

Like your pet kitty relaxing at home, cheetahs and mountain lions exert as little energy as possible and rest up for bursts of activity, two new studies reveal Thursday. Perhaps more surprising, though, cheetahs spend only about as much energy in a day as a person does, the scientists found. The studies are the first […]

Dec 012013
 
Mysterious Moose Die-Offs Baffle Scientists and Wildlife Officials

Moose are quickly disappearing across North America in large numbers. While there are a few theories as to why, scientists have yet to pinpoint the exact cause. Once thriving moose populations have dwindled in numbers at an unprecedented rate, raising concerns about how their disappearance will affect the ecosystem and how their absence will affect […]

Jul 262013
 
Guide to the Econ River Wilderness Area

The Econ River Wilderness Area is another of my favorite places ot visit in Seminole County. It’s only about 10 minutes from my home, so I can visit there on a whim, which is nice. The wilderness area covers about 240 acres that extends from Old Lockwood Rd to the Econ River just north of […]

May 212013
 
Markham Woods Tract of Wekiwa Springs SP, 5/15/2013

This morning I decided to try a new place. There’s a tract of the Wekiwa Springs State Park that is in Seminole County. It’s a very pretty park, and shortly after arriving, I heard a Summer Tanager greeting me to the park. I never did see it; it was pretty far off the trail. But […]

May 012013
 
Wekiwa Springs SP, 4/23/2013

We had a pretty fun morning at Wekiwa Springs State Park. My dad wanted to find Bachman’s Sparrows, I wanted Red-headed Woodpeckers, and we both wanted to find Short-tailed Hawks. We went home photographing two out of three. We found two Red-headed Woodpeckers, and one landed not too far from us and put on quite […]

Feb 262012
 
Roe (and other deer) Hazards

People, cars, and deer—put them together and you’ve got trouble. A rapidly urbanizing planet is transforming wild lands into habitat for humanity, and the non-human species living in these previously undeveloped areas must either adapt to the new landscape, find someplace else to live (not an easy task), or be erased from the biological census. […]