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Green is good

The rainy season in August caused the lake at Lettuce Lake Park to flood, raising the plants and bringing them closer to the boardwalk. Everything looked fresh and green one morning right after a shower. At first I thought this … Continue reading

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My favorite little birds

Northern parula. Titmouse are fun. Including the juvenile one in the bottom 2 pictures. Screaming for Mom to bring food. This year I’ve seen a lot of chickadees around. They’ve been very accommodating. I thought there was going to be … Continue reading

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Largo Nature Preserve

Little critters. The little critters in the 2nd shot are making more little critters. A sleepy night heron and a green heron standing at attention. A couple of grackles having words. Some juvenile grackles waiting to be fed. Young moorhens. … Continue reading

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Bright colors in the summer

Things are always blooming in central Florida. Taken in early June. Linking to Wednesday Around The World

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April showers bring May flowers

Spring starts early down here in central Florida. These were all taken at the end of February at Bok Tower Gardens.

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Honeymoon Island beach before the tourists get here.

After walking the nature trail at Honeymoon Island State Park, I headed over to the beach to see if there were any shorebirds hanging around. The usual birds were there: marbled godwits, royal terns and dowitchers. The waves were splashing … Continue reading

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My once a year walk around Kapok Park

I had not been to Kapok Park in over a year.  Not much had changed at this tiny park in the middle of a neighborhood. There wasn’t many birds there.  Every once in a while something fairly rare turns up … Continue reading

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The seasons change

In the same day at the same park it can look like several different seasons.  The white plants are blowing in the wind and it looks like snow. The cypress trees were turning orange and it looked like fall. The … Continue reading

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Hidden behind some trees

Hiding behind trees at a very busy intersection in the Tampa Bay area is Possum Branch Preserve. There’s only a tiny sign on the fence and no real parking. You just pull onto the grass and park along the fence. … Continue reading

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I’m in Oz?

It felt like it in late November at Circle B Bar Reserve. The entire preserve was covered in yellow. Bur marigolds bloom for a short time in late November in central Florida. Instead of the scarecrow and the cowardly lion, … Continue reading

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