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.
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 […]
The last of the Monarch Butterflies have flown away . . . a magical and seasonal ritual comes to an end . . . for me at least . . . until another year. Monarch migration is well under way with millions of Monarch butterflies on their way to Mexico.
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 […]
(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 […]
Pied Harriers are very rare birds to Japan, so it was to no surprise that when a juvenile male showed up at Isahaya, it created quite a stir among Japanese bird watchers and photographers. The young raptor was a regular around a certain section of reeds, where it snatched and consumed a wide variety of […]
Damselflies are mating in the marsh grass on the New Jersey coast. Read about it in my blog by pressing “web” below. Read more about common insects in my book, A Field Guide to Urban Wildlife.
Yesterday the weather started to change, as a low-pressure system came up from the south-west. Rain came in the night which is a pity as it’s our daughter Amelia’s birthday today! There were some insects around as I explored the coastline from Tarifa to Pelayo with father and son, Terry and Gary from the UK […]