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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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Cormorant128 views
Snowy Egret501 viewsOnce decimated by plumage hunters, the snowy egret is now one of the most common birds in Florida. At Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.
Grabbing My Hernia152 viewsHaving carried Jan up the steps to the beach ramp, I realized that something was hurting. Note that it could just be an intestinal reaction caused by wearing a Philadelphia Eagles cap. Let me explain this to those of you who know that I'm an Eagle-hating Steeler fan. I bought the cap before going to the Eagles-Redskins game last year. In such a situation, who the hell would YOU root for? I kept the cap because I'm too cheap to throw it out and, besides, it absorbs sweat well.
A View of the Salt Marsh165 viewsThis old cedar tree survived the hurricanes.
Post-Prandial Contemplation143 viewsOK, OK...I missed the shot where he grabbed a fish, but he was too quick for me. So, you'll have to settle for this depiction of serene contemplation.
Another Tillandsia, not yet blooming319 viewsI don't know the species of this one, either!
More Fungus, This Collection Growing on a Burnt Stump187 views

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A Thistle221 viewsOct 16, 2005
Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly278 viewsOct 16, 2005
Fungus and Moss Make a Colorful Picture223 viewsOct 16, 2005
After a Wet Summer, Fungus Abounded215 viewsOct 16, 2005
More Fungus, This Collection Growing on a Burnt Stump187 viewsOct 16, 2005
Pine Sprout and a Feather210 viewsThis little pine tree and a hawk feather formed a nice, natural composition.Oct 16, 2005
Deer Lichens212 viewsOct 16, 2005
...and Some More Blazing Stars211 viewsOct 16, 2005