Monthly Archives: January 2012

White Pelicans at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

One of the refuges I visited in December, while in Florida, was Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge located on the east coast near Titusville. The refuge has over 140,000 acres and provides a wide variety of habitats:  coastal dunes, saltwater estuaries … Continue reading

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North American River Otter

One morning, while in Florida in December, I went to Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park hoping to see and photograph the North American River Otter that I had briefly seen the day before. Shortly after arriving at the same location on … Continue reading

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Spider Web on Tuscawilla Prairie

Shortly after sunrise on December 14, 2011, I went to Tuscawilla Prairie Preserve south of Gainesville, Florida, hoping to find wildlife or early morning sunlit landscapes to photograph. After arriving at the preserve, I could hear Sandhill Cranes nearby, but could … Continue reading

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First Day at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

I visited Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park several times while in Florida in December. One of the best things about the Prairie is that you never know what wildlife you are going to encounter. There are wild bison, horses and hogs, … Continue reading

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Sunset Photos from Lake Wauburg, Gainesville, Florida

On December 14, 2011, my daughter, JulieAnne and her partner, Ivor, gave me a “guided tour” of Lake Wauburg. Visiting the lake at sunset is becoming a tradition that I love. We did it in December last year. As before, they … Continue reading

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