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The Buzz about Bees

August 29, 2016 - About 35 percent of our food and 75 percent of our flowering plants depend on pollinators like bees, butterflies and bee...
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We are One: Polar Bears, Penguins and Plovers

July 26, 2016 - Climate change affects biodiversity. Species such as the polar bear in the Arctic, the Adelie Penguin in Antarctica, and...
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Skimmers Slice the Surf

July 26, 2016 - Black Skimmers (Rynchops niger) are one of Florida’s more unique birds. Although related to terns, the skimmer doesn’t d...
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Least Terns: Protective Parents Seen and Heard

May 30, 2016 - One of the joys of living in Florida full-time is noticing least terns return each spring to find nesting territory. Aft...
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Share the Beach with Birds

May 23, 2016 - Did you know that not all birds nest in trees? This time of year, though, I watch where I step because the nests, eggs a...
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Will the Future be Rosy for Spoonbills?

May 23, 2016 - Some people confuse spoonbills with flamingos, since both birds are large and pink. These huge wading birds stand almost...
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The Ancient Gentle Gopher Tortoise

May 23, 2016 - The gopher tortoise, the Florida state tortoise, is one of the oldest living species, originating from a group of tortoi...
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Fox in the Neighborhood

May 14, 2016 - “There’s the coyote the golf course is trying to trap,” said my instructor. “That’s not a coyote, that’s a red fox,” I s...
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Majestic Eagles Return

May 11, 2016 - A bald eagle soared high above Lemon Bay, searching for fish, as its powerful seven-foot wings beat the air. Bald eagles...
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The Future of Florida Black Bears

May 11, 2016 - As a wildlife photographer, I’ve enjoyed several trips to northern Minnesota to photograph black bears foraging for food...
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The Elegant Brown Pelican

April 27, 2016 - The brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) glides gracefully along the eastern and western coasts of Florida, occasional...
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Call of the wild Sandhill Crane

February 29, 2016 - Sandhill Cranes are my husband’s favorite birds. He loves their large size, their wild wondrous call and their elegant m...
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Beautiful Bobcats

February 15, 2016 - "There’s a bobcat sleeping on my pontoon boat,” my neighbor said. The Florida wild bobcat or Felidae rufus Floridanus, i...
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