A Halloween mixup with a rare look over Uncle Martin’s shoulder as he pilots his spaceship with Sam in the cockpit viewer giving him advice from the future – as if a Martian needs to be given advice! My Favorite Martian ran on CBS from 1963 to 1966 featuring the adventures of a congenial Martian anthropologist, played by Ray Walson, stranded on Earth after his spaceship crashes leaving him to get by as best he can with his new found […]
Remembering a January 2014 visit to ORCA with Sam to see the bees. At the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area today where I shot more bees on privet. And Sam enjoyed the warm Sun in the cool, winter air.
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 […]
Categories: Space Age Bulletins • Tags: dog, International Space Station, ISS, Lewis and Clark, Lewis and Clark Expedition, Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, Meriwether Lewis, NASA, National Park Service, NPS, Seaman Jr
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.