Tag Archives: endangered wildlife

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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Foxy

Today was a lot of fun at the Catty Shack Ranch, despite the constant drizzle of rain that fell while we tried to work outside for over 2 hours.  A new enclosure near the coatimundis has been standing empty for … Continue reading

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Cats: Big & Little

My first day volunteering with the Catty Shack Ranch started with the simplest of tasks: cleaning coolers. By noon, I was knee-deep in raw chicken. All of the meat was donated and included pork, ground beef patties, and beef hearts … Continue reading

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