Sep 012015
Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive, 8/21/2015

This past Saturday I visited the wildlife drive at Lake Apopka. I was hoping to get some nice migrant activity, and I was not disappointed. Yellow Warblers were everywhere! I estimated 20 of them, but I think I underestimated. In one little spot along the lakeshore there were perhaps 10 Yellow Warblers, 2 Prothonotary Warblers, […]

Aug 182015
Marl Pennant

When it comes to dragonlfies, perhaps the Marl Pennant seems rather plain. However, I think there’s a simple beauty to them that makes it so I very much enjoy finding and photographing them. However, I think the females, being a bit lighter in color, are a little more fun.            

Aug 132015
Viera Wetlands

The first Central Florida birding location I fell in love with is Viera Wetlands. You can stay in your car and drive around a loop to view the wetlands, so this may be a fun place to take your kids too. My kids are not that interested in birds, but they do like to see […]

Jul 152015
Peninsula Cooter

For a while now I’ve been trying to learn my turtles. There aren’t too many species to see here, but they all look so similar to me it’s hard to tell them apart. But these Peninsula Cooters are frequently seen at Mead Gardens, and they often sit in beautiful settings.           […]

Apr 302015
Lake Mills Park

It’s been forever since I posted on my blog–terribly long. I had my camera equipment stolen in early March, which took me a bit out of commission, but I have most of it back now, so I’m back in the swing of things, though I haven’t done any blog posts at all in April. Anyway, […]

Apr 052015
Black-crowned Night Heron at Spring Hammock Preserve

I drove to Spring Hammock Preserve this morning hoping to find my first Great Crested Flycatcher of the year. I didn’t see one, but I did hear one calling. The biggest surprise, though, was this Black-crowned Night Heron. It had flown up into the branches of a tree overhanging a stream, so my guess is […]

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