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Birds of Florida 2002


Bird pictures taken at the Tosohatchee State Reserve, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, and Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge (Sanibel Island).

22 files, last one added on Sep 08, 2004
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Birds of Florida 2003


Another collection of bird photos taken in Central and South Florida.

20 files, last one added on Jul 13, 2004
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Birds of Florida 2004 (with humans, crabs, etc.)


Yes, the 2004 edition of Birds of Florida is here for your viewing pleasure. Not only do we have birds, but also we have crabs, people, and crabby people. Oh, and there a partially submerged alligator in there, too. Take a look at photos of the fauna of Florida taken on a hot, lazy August afternoon.

30 files, last one added on Aug 29, 2004
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Merritt Island - Nov 2004


Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge is about a 45 minute drive from my house. It is a great place to observe wildlife, particularly birds. Although this particular late November day was windy with fewer birds presenting themselves than the norm, I came back with a few good pictures. Included is the feeding dance of the reddish egret, which I find entertaining.

21 files, last one added on Nov 27, 2004
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Lunar Eclipse - 27 Oct 2004


I was torn between watching the fourth and deciding game of the World Series and watching the lunar eclipse. It turned out that I could do both at the same time. The next lunar eclipse will be in 2007, so I thought I better capture this one. All photos were shot with a Nikon D100 with 300mm f/4 AF-Nikkor.

6 files, last one added on Oct 28, 2004
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Wekiwa Springs State Park - Flowers, Butterflies, and Fungi


After a long, hot summer, which had negatively impacted my time in the woods, I waited for the first sign of fall to take a long walk in the Wekiwa Springs State Park, which is about four miles from my house. I knew that the fall wildflowers would be in bloom.

15 files, last one added on Oct 16, 2005
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Alcantarea Imperialis - My Giant Bromeliad Blooms!


I was advised by bromeliad people in the know that I am very lucky to have an Alcantarea Imperialis (formerly known as Vriesea Imperialis) that was blooming. This plant requires 15-20 years to mature to the blooming stage. When it blooms, it is spectacular! The inflorescence is now over seven feet high. This might be a common site in Brazilian rain forests, but not in my entry courtyard! Before it bloomed, I coursed the Web for good photos of Alcantarea Imperialis in bloom and found the pickings to be very slim. Thus, I'm happy to share my photos with all of you. (I've gratuitously included pictures of some of my other plants at the end, just because.)

25 files, last one added on Jun 07, 2005
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Random files - Misc. Nature Pictures
Young Brown Pelican115 views
Reddish egret, tricolor heron86 viewsWhere did the white ibis go? Taken at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.
Evidence of an Alien Landing139 viewsOn Playalinda Beach at Canaveral National Seashore.
Battered Pines85 viewsWind, fire, and bugs did not treat this pine tree kindly.
Scrub Jay Trail105 viewsNormally, one can find Florida scrub jays here, but today it was too windy, methinks. So, no scrub jay photos. I'll keep trying.
Doin' the Dance125 viewsI spread my wings and confuse the little fish in the shadows I create. Then I hop around and they don't know what to do.
Lift Off!113 viewsOops! I flapped my wings a little too hard and blew myself clean outta the water!
Some more buds, showing the progression of blooming167 views

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A Thistle191 viewsOct 16, 2005
Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly247 viewsOct 16, 2005
Fungus and Moss Make a Colorful Picture194 viewsOct 16, 2005
After a Wet Summer, Fungus Abounded179 viewsOct 16, 2005
More Fungus, This Collection Growing on a Burnt Stump160 viewsOct 16, 2005
Pine Sprout and a Feather174 viewsThis little pine tree and a hawk feather formed a nice, natural composition.Oct 16, 2005
Deer Lichens176 viewsOct 16, 2005
...and Some More Blazing Stars174 viewsOct 16, 2005