The old electrical power plant in downtown Vero Beach, formally the Vero Beach Diesel Power Plant, seen here gutted during an environmental cleanup, is now a popular micro-brewery. The building was constructed in 1926. For a time it looked like an ancient temple to the power gods, now it is just a fancy place to tie one on.
More bird photos selected from four days helping the Audubon Advocate students on their first birding experience held at the West Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. Red-winged Blackbird [female] (Agelaius phoeniceus) Red-winged Blackbird [male] (Agelaius phoeniceus) River Otter (Lontra canadensis) mom trying to move her pups. She would carry one a distance, leave it, than return for the other, while the pup she had moved previously would follow her back. It must have been very frustrating for her while showing how […]
Categories: Nature • Tags: Anhinga, Boat-tailed Grackle, Florida, Glossy Ibis, Indian River County, Limpkin, Red-winged Blackbird, Ring-necked Duck, River Otter, West Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility
Four days at the West Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant helping to guide the Audubon Advocate students on their first birding experience resulted in a bonanza of bird photos. A selection of which can be seen here. The complex is a wastewater treatment plant coupled with manmade wetlands that naturally filter the water before it is released. The wetlands attract wildlife, especially birds of all kinds. Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis pratensis) Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis pratensis) Sandhill Crane […]
Categories: Nature • Tags: Blue-winged Teal, Double-crested Cormorant, Florida, Glossy Ibis, Great Blue Heron, Indian River County, Little Blue Heron, Osprey, Sandhill Crane, West Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility, White Ibis
The cracker style house built in 1910 that Laura (Riding) Jackson and Schuyler B. Jackson bought in 1940 in Wabasso, Florida, where the pair worked on their new dictionary in which words would have only one meaning. Their work supported by selling citrus from their 11-acres of groves surrounding the house to northern markets. Schuyler died in 1968 and Laura took until her death in 1991 to complete their shared literary effort, which was published in 1997 under the title, […]
Categories: Scenery • Tags: ELC, Environmental Learning Center, Florida, Indian River County, Laura Riding Jackson, Rational Meaning: A New Foundation for the Definition of Words and Supplementary Essays, Schuyler B. Jackson, Wabasso
I would like to say that this is a going-to-work representation of the inside of my mind on a Monday morning after a long weekend but, no, this is an impressive web seen in the morning light at the entrance to Audubon House at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA). The photo was taken on Monday morning, though.
A Squirrel with its own ideas of up and down finds no problem relaxing inverted at the bird feeder eating while defying gravity. Taken through one of the office windows at Audubon House set amidst the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area.