“Amazonian river monster” found in the Caloosahatchee

We live right on the Caloosahatchee River where it drains into the Gulf of Mexico. There are canals in our neighborhood where people keep their large sea-faring boats. The canals aren't especially deep and the neighborhood children love to swim in them. As we are of the "free-range" parenting persuasion, there is not much that … Continue reading “Amazonian river monster” found in the Caloosahatchee

A small Texas oil company wants to drill in Big Cypress National Preserve

A friend I made during our recent trip to Big Cypress National Preserve. Big Cypress National Preserve is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places in the United States. It is also home to many threatened and endangered species - including the Florida Panther and West Indian Manatee - whose existence depends on park management … Continue reading A small Texas oil company wants to drill in Big Cypress National Preserve

A long drive through Big Cypress National Preserve and the Everglades

Yes, my friend here allowed me to take this amazing picture. Before you freak out, there was a short fence between us. Practically without exception, areas that have been turned over to the Service as national parks have been of superlative value with existing features so outstanding that if the Service were able to merely … Continue reading A long drive through Big Cypress National Preserve and the Everglades

J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island (Florida Nature Walks)

SkylarkHave you anything to say to meWon't you tell me where my love can beIs there a meadow in the mistWhere someone's waiting to be kissedSkylarkHave you seen a valley green with springWhere my heart can go a-journeyingOver the shadows and the rainTo a blossom covered laneAnd in your lonely flightHaven't you heard the music … Continue reading J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island (Florida Nature Walks)