Photo Travel Log: San Angelo TX-Santa Fe NM

Trying to stay safe in my effort to get back home to California, I sheltered in place with my cousin Carol and her husband Ken in San Angelo, in the Texas hill country. They warmly greeted and put me up for a week or so in the best tradition of Texas hospitality. But before thatContinue reading “Photo Travel Log: San Angelo TX-Santa Fe NM”

The Okefenokee Swamp

The Okefenokee Swamp is located in southeast Georgia and northeast Florida. Most of the swamp is protected by the Okefenokee National Wildlife Area and the Okefenokee Wilderness which takes up part of Charlton, Ware and Clinch Counties in Georgia and Baker County in Florida. The word Okefenokee means trembling earth in the Native American ChoctawContinue reading “The Okefenokee Swamp”

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

Merritt Island is located due east of Orlando, and south of Daytona Beach, near Titusville, Florida. Unlike most other federal facilities, most of the trails and roads into the refuge are open, though the Merritt Island NWR Visitor Center is closed. After researching the web for about a place to go birding near Orlando, IContinue reading “Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge”

Big Cypress National Preserve(Cont)

Just two more images from Big Cypress NP: the Kirby Storter Board Walk Nature Trail. Eastern Palm Warbler(Setophaga palmarum hypochrysea) captured on the Kirby Storter Nature Trail in its winter range. Yellow Palm Warbler showing its rufus crown and olive-brown back, and bright yellow breast. The Brown Palm Warbler(S. p. palmarum, is a duller yellowContinue reading “Big Cypress National Preserve(Cont)”

Big Cypress NP(Cont.)

The following images were taken from a boardwalk near the Oasis Visitor Center, Big Cypress National Preserve. The boardwalk faces a canal and provides an excellent venue for viewing some of the native wildlife of the preserve. Few visitor centers in the nation provide such ready made opportunity observe these exotic and exciting creatures inContinue reading “Big Cypress NP(Cont.)”

Big Cypress National Preserve Continued

The Air BnB I stayed at near Big Cypress National Preserve had canoes and kayaks for the use of guests. I used a canoe rather than a kayak because I needed the additional space afforded by the canoe for my camera gear. The first canoe paddle rendered some of the images in the previous post,Continue reading “Big Cypress National Preserve Continued”

Big Cyprus National Preserve South Florida

Sheltering in place near the Big Cyprus National Preserve(BCNP). When I left California in mid-February, the Covid 19 was all about Wuhan Province, China. I have been camping at remote locations and sheltered in place in my popup, or on even more remote trails where there were few if any other hikers. When I leftContinue reading “Big Cyprus National Preserve South Florida”