Category: Nature/Ecology

Two Butterflies and Four Years

It was four years ago that I happened upon a sizeable flutter of butterflies at Moss Park in SE Orlando. I had about a 30 minute opportunity to capture a few of them and I was very pleased with the results. We went back… Continue Reading “Two Butterflies and Four Years”

Earth Day 2021

Today is the day, and there are so many ways to celebrate! And so many ways to get involved. If you’d like to go to the site from the people who are behind the day and the event follow this link. If you’d like… Continue Reading “Earth Day 2021”

The Beauty and Serenity are still there

I read a lot of news each week. A lot. And a huge chunk of the news I consume is — as you might imagine — about Nature, outdoor fun and our environment. One story about our National Parks broke this week and I… Continue Reading “The Beauty and Serenity are still there”

Edgar McGregor is the Real Deal

If you’ve spent any amount of time checking out this blog, you know what a hard-core tree hugger I am. Among family and friends, I’m notorious for diverting from a trail or a walkway in a park to pick up litter and debris.  I’ve… Continue Reading “Edgar McGregor is the Real Deal”

Not Littering but Environmental Crime

I came across a story on Wednesday about a Florida man who had just been arrested for the crime of littering. Felony littering, that is. Our Department of Environmental Protection was on the case. As with any crime, any bad act, sometimes the offender… Continue Reading “Not Littering but Environmental Crime”

The Environmental File: another troubling sign

Climate scientists are doing great work, trying to get ahead of some of the many problems we’re facing as the damage we’ve done to the Earth becomes more and more apparent. The way rainfall is distributed around our planet is changing. And, as you… Continue Reading “The Environmental File: another troubling sign”

The Glaciers of Greenland are

The glaciers of Greenland are retreating at a frightening pace. One of the sad illusions to which many of us cling tightly is that humanity will eventually “get it” and we’ll get off our collective ass and finally act. That may or may not… Continue Reading “The Glaciers of Greenland are”

Some Good news for Grizzlies

Grizzly bears have been off limits to hunters for a while. But–sad to say–that changed recently and there were three seasons scheduled where these marvelous animals could be hunted down. They now have a reprieve and that’s a wonderful thing. It’s quite possible that… Continue Reading “Some Good news for Grizzlies”

More signs of trouble

Here in the US, most of us are very much focused on the upcoming election and all the unprecedented, insane drama coming from Washington. It’s hard to imagine it being any other way. But while we’re dealing with a never-ending stream of outrages and… Continue Reading “More signs of trouble”

Something tells me…

…it’s all happening at the zoo! And our visit last week confirmed how true that is. Had a chance to visit The Brevard Zoo again just a few days ago. This fine Central Florida zoo–like most in the country–closed back in March. It reopened… Continue Reading “Something tells me…”