Flashback Friday: A look back at when I was in the midst of photographing the crab program. This week’s Supermoon has spurred the annual migration of Blue Land Crabs from their burrows inland to release their eggs into the ocean. According to the University of Florida’s IFAS Extension: “Blue land crabs reach sexual maturity in approximately 4 years. Peak reproductive activity occurs during full moons in summer. After mating, an adult female lays her eggs but carries the egg mass […]
Revisiting a walk with Sam the dog out at Treasure Hammock Ranch for National Dog Day. I finally make it out to Treasure Hammock Ranch for a walk with Susan Boyd and, of course, what had been a sunny day turns cloudy with rain moving in. Still, though it was fairly dark and cloudy, there were still some good bird pictures to be teased out of the gloom. Here is a sampling. . . . Sean Sexton and Dino wait […]
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A dog, or horse, trained to work with cattle when they are being moved can be worth more than an inexperienced field hand trying to do the same job. Cattle crossing the road at Treasure Hammock Ranch. From the Florida Cattle Ranch project.
The National Park Service (NPS) and NASA have teamed up in a fun way to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails Act and NASA’s 60th Anniversary by sending a plush toy representation of Seaman into space to the International Space Station (ISS). Seaman was Meriwether Lewis’ Newfoundland dog that accompanied him on the eponymous Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-1806) as they blazed their way on a scientific expedition across the North American continent to the Pacific Ocean. Seaman […]
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I think if Sam had his way he would have stayed at home sleeping in his comfortable bed in air conditioned comfort rather than being dragged out in the early morning hours for the Telstar 19 booster return vigil at Port Canaveral.
Every time Sam the dog goes into the front yard two Northern Mockingbirds appear as if from nowhere and they are both in a state of wild rage directed towards Sam. The Mockingbirds are defending their territory, of which my front yard belongs to them, and they must be defending a nest otherwise it is hard to fathom what else might set them off. Especially since the rest of the year the birds leave Sam alone when he makes an […]
A startled squirrel is wary of Sam the dog’s sudden appearance in the backyard. Things calmed down quickly when Sam showed no interest in the squirrel so it went back to grazing on the feed that the birds had spilled to the ground from the feeders overhead.