David Cox, Ph.D., an ecologist and member of the Boards of Pelican Island Audubon Society and Audubon Florida, discusses the origins of the Stick Marsh Critical Wildlife Area along with extensive footage of the birds that use the islands.
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.
Excerpts from the historical marker in front of the Hallstrom House located along Old Dixie Highway in the southern part of Indian River County: “In the early 1900s, Swedish immigrant and horticulturalist Axel Hallstrom sought the warm climate of Florida for his wife’s health and moved to this area to grow tropical trees and fruits. He first planted pineapples….but gradually converted the plantation into a citrus grove. By 1918, Hallstrom had completed his brick house.” The marker goes on to […]
Times change and the main highway moves away taking the tourists with it, which seems to be the case with this abandoned juice and souvenir stand in central Florida. Note what appears to be an Osprey nest atop the pineapple juice sign sticking up from the Brazilian Pepper.