It’s all arachnid-y in here

I just realized I have a pretty hefty backlog of photographs from this spring and summer still, which is cool since two of my lenses aren’t really working right now and I’m not sure when I can get them fixed. So today you will have spiders. Snazzy spiders. They’re not gonna hurt you, don’t worry. […]

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Rare Art Works by John James Audubon at Auction on December 5th Part II

A rare collection of 82 original, hand-colored engravings of birds and quadrupeds by John James Audubon will come under the hammer in New York on 5th December 2012. “The Birds of America” was published in London between 1827 and 1838 by Robert Havell. Although some items will be purchased by art galleries for public display, […]

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Key Biscayne’s Fragile Ecosystem

Key Biscayne in Miami, Florida, is part of my frequent travel destinations. I saw several juvenile laughing gulls with different plumage. Key Biscayne lies south of Miami Beach and east of Miami. The village is connected to Miami via the Rickenbacker Causeway, originally built in 1947. The construction of hotels and several condominium complexes in […]

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CARE Calls Upon Congress to Abandon Sequestration and Fully Fund the National Wildlife Refuge System

The Cooperative Alliance for Refuge Enhancement (CARE) urges Congress to ensure a future for America’s wildlife heritage and fully fund our National Wildlife Refuge System. Sequestration could cut the Refuge System’s budget by nearly 10%, but coupled with an additional annual appropriation cut, the overall impact could be as much as 20%. The U.S. Fish […]

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Rare Art Works by John James Audubon at Auction on December 5th Part I

A rare collection of 82 original, hand-colored engravings of birds and quadrupeds by John James Audubon will come under the hammer in New York on 5th December 2012. “The Birds of America” was published in London between 1827 and 1838 by Robert Havell. Although some items will be purchased by art galleries for public display, […]

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Odonata at Ollie’s Pond

Ollie’s Pond, in Port Charlotte, Florida, is a popular birding spot. It is also one my favorite spots for dragonfly photography. This 5 acre freshwater pond in SW Florida has a nice trail all around….also a parking lot and an adjoining small patch of pine forest. Strolling with binos and camera takes about an hour […]

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Cinnamon Teal at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge

Check out my latest West Coast Beat Writer post of Cinnamon Teals at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge over at 10000 Birds! Learn about what we can do to help our National Wildlife Refuges survive and sign the Wildlife Conservation Stamp petition!

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New-Look Website!!

Good day, friends! It’s been a long time coming, but I can finally reveal the new homepage that houses my photographic portfolio! I went from the flash-based website that I started out with to a more user-friendly and mobile-browsing-friendly format using HTML5 language. I would love to have your feedback, as I am still building […]

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Lewis’s Woodpeckers Put On A Show

Lewis’s Woodpeckers (Melanerpes lewis) usually begin their molt in autumn and it can last through the winter.The bird above appears to be molting (click on photos for full sized images). I noticed that they had returned from their breeding grounds a few weeks ago and were showing up in fairly large numbers among the large […]

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