Grand Staircase Escalante NM, Dixie National Forest, Utah

My last visit on an aborted anti-clockwise road trip around the US, was in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and the Dixie National Forest, Escalante Ranger District in Utah. I was lucky to stay in Escalante at an RV park in an overflow camp site next to the playground structure, the laundry room, showers andContinue reading “Grand Staircase Escalante NM, Dixie National Forest, Utah”

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)”