Kestrel lookout

I saw this Kestrel looking down at me as I biked past his perch the other day, and today I saw him again, perched at the top of another pine, preening his feathers.

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Tupelo Trail at Savannah NWR

The trail bridge along Tupelo Trail at Savannah National Wildlife Refuge.

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Winter colors at Savannah NWR

These wild flowers gave some color to the marsh about halfway along my hike–just south of John Hill Canal at Savannah National Wildlife Refuge.

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Hike at Yamato Scrub

Morning glory growing up from scrub oak branches. 

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A hike after the rain cleared at Loxahatchee NWR

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Immature Merlin perched!

The immature female Merlin, one of our migratory falcons.

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Essay on the Everglades Snail Kite

An essay I wrote on the Everglades Snail Kite was published today on Sugar Mule Literary Magazine’s Web site. The essay is about this unusual Everglades hawk, but it is also about what happens when we let a species start to slip away. “In Peril: An Essay on the Everglades Hawk” began as a post on this blog, and morphed into a journalistic endeavor as I became more obsessed. Read more »

Into the Wild Flowers

I followed a faint path through the tall grass to see where it would lead.  

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In the field

To sit in a field in the cool afternoon with your dog, that is the way to let your To-Do list stay on the desk, for a moment, and to get back as close as you can to being a kid in summer exploring back in that field behind your house. With nowhere else to be.

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A hike in the cooler breeze

We saw this beautiful Kestrel as we hiked the preserve bordering Morikami Park.

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