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Somewhere, There’s a Naked Snake

It’s helpful having an outdoor cat. This year, Polly invited some friends over to keep her company (we ended up naming her cat friends Grayson, Sylvester, and Al Roker) and their presence is probably the reason why we were unaware … 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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*Clap Clap*

About five years ago, our back porch was taken over by rat snakes. I would find one coiled up on the outdoor table while another made itself comfortable below the step of our sliding glass door. One time, I opened … 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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Last month, I received an invitation from the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens to get a sneak peek at their newest exhibit, Butterfly Hollow.  I eagerly accepted and marked the weekend preview on my calendar.  On the day of the opening, … Continue reading

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Pretty (cool) Stuff

Let’s face it: we are all amateur photographers.  Just because you own or use a professional camera does not make you a photographer, in the professional sense.  It only means you own or use a professional camera. And, yes, I’m … Continue reading

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Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary

During Matt’s last visit to Jacksonville, we decided to take the kid to visit the Catty Shack Ranch just down the road from my house.  The Catty Shack is a sanctuary for endangered big cats that have been confiscated by … Continue reading

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