Double-crested Cormorants in The Villages, FL

Originally posted on Wildlifewatcher's Blog:
Double-crested Cormorants are water birds that are often found in the company of White Pelicans here in The Villages, Florida during the Winter months.  These dark brown and grey birds have an orange bill that has a slight hook at the tip, blue eyes, and orange-brown legs and feet.  Their feet are webbed like a duck.  After diving for… Continue reading Double-crested Cormorants in The Villages, FL

Cedar Waxwings Swarm a Holly Oak

Originally posted on Wildlifewatcher's Blog:
? Cedar Waxwings are a lovely songbird that love to eat berries.  Our neighbors have three Holly Oak trees that are full of bright red and tasty for birds, berries.  A few days ago, I noticed a large flock of birds circling around the neighborhood alighting on tall trees and then moving on to another area of trees. Since… Continue reading Cedar Waxwings Swarm a Holly Oak

A Family of Eagles in The Villages, FL

Originally posted on Wildlifewatcher's Blog:
A pair of Southern Bald Eagles and their two eaglets were spotted on the nest up on the high tension electric line tower at the Nancy Lopez Legacy Golf Course here in The Villages, Florida on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.  This nest is along the multi-modal trail near the Mulberry Dog Park. The parent eagles have used this nest… Continue reading A Family of Eagles in The Villages, FL

Orienteering in Story

Originally posted on West Side Trail Guide:
Hi everyone!? During this past weekend. We took advantage of the unseasonably mild weather and tried our hand at a permanent orienteering course located in the Hoosier National Forest (HNF) near Story, Indiana.? And, the whole town is apparently for sale! This is a 25-control course that was created in 1993 and lies within a rugged portion of… Continue reading Orienteering in Story

The Zen of Furiosa – Garden Description Lost in Translation

Originally posted on BONSAIKO:
Today is the start of the 2020 NW Flower and Garden Festival. This year I decided to create a bonsai garden that is unique and far fetched from your traditional bonsai garden. During our this whole process I’ve been working with the show organizers and submitting all the requirements they need to get this garden in their show. One of the… Continue reading The Zen of Furiosa – Garden Description Lost in Translation

Okefenokee Bittern: Hidden in Plain Sight

Originally posted on Okefenokee Photography by William Wise:
American Bittern; Okefenokee Swamp Georgia. March 13, 2019. ©http://www.williamwisephoto.com My daughter and I were only ten minutes into a four-day canoe trip through the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia and already we had missed something! As we were paddling up the channel to Billy’s Lake from the Stephen C. Foster State Park boat ramp, we pulled to the… Continue reading Okefenokee Bittern: Hidden in Plain Sight