Category Archives: endangered species

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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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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Adventuring: Jekyll Island (Day Two, Part Two – of Three)

Elle and I have been to Jekyll Island twice before this trip with Matt and both times we spent a significant portion of our day at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. The GSTC is essentially a hospital for sick or … Continue reading

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Wood Storks

Wood storks have become a sort of seasonal exhibit at the Jacksonville Zoo.  They come in on their own, the zoo does not own or have on loan a single one of these endangered birds.  Each spring, the wood storks … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, back at the ranch…

This morning, I dressed myself down in my Friday worst and headed out to the Catty Shack Ranch to do some volunteer work.  Armed with a dull machete and as much muscle as my tiny 100-pound frame could muster, I … Continue reading

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The BAMONA Project

The first time I saw a Red Admiral, it fluttered around wildly, obviously trying to stay far away from me and my camera. Though it landed on the ground, the butterfly must have been able to sense me walking behind … Continue reading

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