“Vultures — gross!” That or something similar is the typical reaction to birds that I have a growing affection for. Once you get beyond their bald heads, vultures are remarkable birds with astonishing abilities and surprising social lives. And one of the great things about being interested in vultures is that — if you live […]
These are limited photo series with associated articles.
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 […]
“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 […]
Northern transplants to Florida are often astonished to see alligators, particularly if the folks don’t venture far from the condo community. There often are alligators in the man-made ponds and sloughs, but if you really want to see gators, you’ll probably have to paddle down the Myakka, or one of the many other Florida rivers. […]
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 […]