In appreciation of Mother Earth. An early morning walk in our backyard. A healthy environment is not to be taken for granted, but rather to be taken care of.
If I must stay at home, let it be here, in the company of mockingbirds, cardinals, woodpeckers, flycatchers, buntings, bluebirds and doves. Where fog teases the sunrise, and a breeze whispers secrets among the pines.
morning at sawgrass marsh
Florida. A Swallow-tailed kite glides above a sawgrass marsh in dissipating fog. Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed of Southwest Florida.
fishing Tricolored heron
Tricolored heron hunting fish in a shallow swamp.
A bobcat pauses with attention to detail on a foray into the night. From a cameratrap image monitoring our backyard in NE Naples, Florida.
Preening after a walk in the swamp. Roseate spoonbill in Southwest Florida.
A White ibis watches for its next meal from a perch above Corkscrew Swamp.
Tricolored heron, preening. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island.
Roadblock. Alligator lingers on a backcountry trail in SW Florida.
Estero River by kayak. A little gem of a river along the SW Florida coast.