JUNE: My favorite photos

A few of my favorites from June…

nighthawk

Just before dusk, the common nighthawks were circling at Myakka Prairie Preserve, with plenty of bugs out for them to chase.

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Myakka Moon

The almost-full moon above the pines during our hike. myakka moon

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Anhinga at Green Cay!

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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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Yellow-rumped Myrtle Warbler in the bushes

The quick-moving, bright yellow-rumped, seasonal migrant Myrtle Warbler was chirping and feeding away in the wax myrtle bordering my yard this morning.

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Everglades Roseate Spoonbill nests decrease

This is the third in my series on how Everglades Restoration would change the wildlife and landscape of South Florida’s River of Grass: A 2010 study overlooked by the media shows that the overall number of Roseate Spoonbill nests in the Everglades watershed was more than 60 percent lower than wildlife officials had set as a threshold for the Spoonbill’s recovery at the time. A copy of the report can be found here on the Web page for the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force (SFERTF).

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Egret reflection in morning

Great Egret in the canal at Yamato Scrub Natural Area.

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Gulf fritillary up close (and upside down)

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Sun setting at Loxahatchee

The thick clouds draped over the horizon have made for wonderful Galdes sunsets the past few days.

Sun on its way down at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.

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Maglite LED Flashlight

After a friend told me about the Maglite LED Flashlight, I ordered one from eLightSpot. I plan to do some night hiking and photography, so the adjustable LED beam and the Intelligent Energy Source Management balancing high brightness with extended battery life will come in handy.

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