Category Archives: conservation

The Big Easy, Part 1

We pulled into New Orleans around 2 o’clock in the morning. It’s a decent halfway point between Jacksonville and Oklahoma City, not to mention the disturbing affection my kid has for this city kind of forces us to give her … Continue reading

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Garden Solution

Knowing that I would be cramming a ton of veggies and flowers into my raised garden beds of limited space, I placed the cucumbers next to the trellis so they could be trained to climb. So far, it’s working out … Continue reading

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A Deluxe Apartment in the Sky

There hasn’t been a successful bird’s nest in this yard in years. In fact, we haven’t really seen many mating pairs of birds for quite some time.  In years past, if we weren’t wrangling hungry rat snakes out of the … Continue reading

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Wood Stork Babies!

I was heading to the Jacksonville Zoo with a friend and our kids when I remembered the wood stork babies were due to hatch any day! (Read about the 2011 nesting season and hatchlings here. My recent post about the … Continue reading

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The Secret to Attracting Butterflies

Last week, I was notified by the USGS via email that one of my photo submissions of a Red Admiral butterfly had been accepted by the BAMONA Project (which I wrote about here).  Coincidentally, the following day I attended the … Continue reading

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A Sea Turtle Goes Home

An opportunity came up earlier this week to witness something extraordinary.  A juvenile green sea turtle named Terra-Tiger had been caught in a dredge in the Mayport area awhile back. She was scheduled to be released back into the Atlantic … Continue reading

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Earth Day Resolutions

Have you ever noticed how Earth Day is a New Year’s Eve of sorts? You know, complete with the inspiration to do good things and make changes, to become a better person and steward for the planet. Preparations, big or … Continue reading

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