Category Archives: Critters

South Florida Butterflying

Another fun trip looking for butterflies, this time in South Florida from Miami to Key West May 12-20. Organized through Sunstreak Tours, our quite knowledgeable and entertaining guide, Alana Edwards, showed our group of seven butterfliers around a number of … Continue reading

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Moving into May

Other than a quick weekend blast of rain turning to snow, the weather has been fantastic around here recently with plenty of migrating birds starting to arrive. A few more nesting species and young birds are being seen, and all … Continue reading

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Some New and Surprising Sightings

An interesting week with a couple of surprises along with some new sightings for the year. While it’s true some of these weren’t exactly total surprises since I’d shown up hoping they might appear, others really were surprising and just … Continue reading

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Early Owls

With a delightful break from winter this past week, it’s been easy to get outside pretty much every day to see what’s going on out there. It struck me yesterday wandering around in sunny 70+ weather how much different it … Continue reading

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Warming Up

After several long weeks of cold, wind and clouds around here, the weather has finally turned a bit nicer the last few days – sunny, calm, and best of all, temperatures pushing 60. That could change as we usually get … Continue reading

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Prime Time

So the calendar rolls over to 2017 tonight after an interesting and good (other than in politics) 2016. It just happened to come to me the other day that 2017 is a prime number, which hasn’t been the case since … Continue reading

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Travelin’ Times

Whoa, it’s been more than a month now since my last blog update and time to start catching up on things around here. Right after my last update, it was off on a two-week butterfly trip to southeast Ecuador, a … Continue reading

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And Autumn Begins

This past week brought us through the Autumn Equinox and later our first real cold front since Spring; it’s certainly starting to feel like Fall around here. Last Sunday, I started out by checking out the Piedras Marcadas Dam again … Continue reading

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An Interesting Start to September

The past week has turned up some pretty interesting and unusual sightings as I’ve gotten out a little more often. There are hints of autumn’s approach with the weather turning delightfully cooler and the purple asters and golden chamisa starting … Continue reading

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The Daze of August

Somehow the month of August is just slipping by without my having gotten around to posting a blog update. After returning from that fabulous trip to Brazil at the end of July the subject of my August 10 post, the … Continue reading

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