While an unexpected bust for seeing any birds during one of this winter’s coldest days so far, a visit to Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, Florida, led to a lot of other photo opportunities, like this view looking back at Bok Tower and its reflecting pond image. The brochure map says it best about this stop on the tour: “This iconic view of the Singing Tower is the perfect place for a photo with friends or family while visiting […]
Diego the corn snake gets out and about frequently as a colorful representative of the local rat snake population in his job as educational snake for the Manatee Observation and Education Center in Fort Pierce, Florida. Recently Diego was at an educational event where he was quite happy to slither around on anyone who wanted to hold him. The squeamish may wish to avoid Pantherophis guttatus.
The Grackles flocking around the catwalks and surrounding machinery and pipes at the Wastewater Treatment Facility made for an interesting shot. Little did I realize until I got home and examined the photos that there was a Loggerhead Shrike sitting right there with the Grackles completely unseen by me though I was apparently looking right at the bird. Not too much of a stretch to see a Shrike there since the facility is encircled by large fields of well-manicured grass, […]
Three Roseate Spoonbills overflew the NASA Causeway viewing area at Kennedy Space Center at dusk on Saturday, 21 November 2016. Observed while waiting for the launch of GOES-R.
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket launched the GOES-R weather satellite into orbit on 19 November 2016 at 6:42 p.m. from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Click here to see more launch photos and to learn more about the launch.
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