Spent a morning birding with the Pelican Island Audubon Sumer Adventure Camp at Egret Marsh Stormwater Park and, surprisingly for this time of year, got some nice bird photos that you can see via Birding Egret Marsh with the Summer Adventure Camp
A Southern Black Racer snake swallows a meal marked by the conspicuous large bulge of its throat as its prey is swallowed. The thick pasture grass at Treasure Hammock Ranch making for an ideal hunting ground for the Racer to move through keeping hidden from its prey until the fateful moment of capture. From the Florida Cattle Ranch project.
When we visited the Ansin Tract Conservation Area on 3-30-2019, we saw false indigo (Amorpha fruticosa) growing along the St. Sebastian River and in other moist places. This plant goes by variety of common names: Bastard false indigo, bastard indigo, leadplant, and desert false indigo. This shrubby member of the pea family, Fabaceae, can grow […] via Pretty Purple Pea — Enjoy the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area
I spend so much time taking wildlife/nature photographs at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA) that people must have questions about it. The best place to start is to click here to visit the official ORCA website.
Most try to avoid being around the dead but these Common Green Bottle Flies can’t get to a fresh corpse fast enough where they will lay their eggs which hatch within hours so their progeny can dine on rotting flesh. The mortal remains of a freshly killed Eastern Mole, circumstances unknown, found along the shaded trail to the Boathouse at the Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area was quite the magnet for innumerable Green Bottle Flies […]
Categories: Nature • Tags: Blow Fly, Common Green Bottle Fly, Eastern Mole, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, FMEL, IFAS, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Lucilia sericata, Mole, ORCA, Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area, Scalopus aquaticus
An Osprey can dream big about the size of the nest he is going to build. Even collect big material for it. Unfortunately, whether this oversize dwelling will hold together is another story. Jumping to the end, it did not hold together. A more modest nest made of more modest sized material, though, turned into a big success at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge. From the OspreyWatch project.