Deep Hole is a karst sink located in Myakka River State Park, Sarasota County, Florida. Lake levels exhibit pronounced depth variation from wet to dry season and Deep Hole is a refuge for wildlife during the dry season. Prior studies of river rocks estimated the age of the Myakka River basin at several million years […]
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“It was a big white bird with a strange head, and its wings had black on them…” So begin more identification requests this year than ever before, so it must be a good year for wood storks in Florida, at least in the Sarasota area. And I’ve been seeing them by the side of the […]
It comes as no surprise that the Florida Cooter is the most frequently seen turtle in Florida. This turtle, sometimes confused with the Peninsula Cooter and River Cooter, can also be found throughout the Southeastern Coastal Plain, from Virginia to Alabama. They enjoy the slow-moving rivers, ponds, swamps, and lakes with soft bottoms and abundant […]
With a very specific distribution pattern in the United States, an American Oystercatcher is a special sighting. Year round, these large shore birds can be found in North America primarily from New England to northern Florida. If you want to spot an American Oystercatchers in Florida, the best time would be during winter. Like many of […]
Each summer in Connecticut seems to have its own featured bird, and this year – at least for me – it’s the Night Heron, primarily the Black-crowned Night Heron but even some Yellow-crowned as well. Although their squat proportions aren’t typical when we think of herons with their long necks and graceful strides, night herons […]