Category Archives: Nature

American Alligator Water Dance

I frequently travel to Florida to visit family and friends, and while there, I try to also visit as many of Florida’s national, state and local parks, refuges and preserves as possible. During recent visits, I have taken my 89 … Continue reading

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Spectacular Migratory Birds

Last Friday and Saturday, I went to Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge and Leesylvania State Park to try to find and photograph some of the many migratory birds that are passing through northern Virginia on their way up north to … Continue reading

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Spring Flowers

I love spring, especially after a severe winter like we experienced this year. With spring, however, comes many visits to local nurseries accompanying my wife as she searches and purchases plants for around our home. I appreciate her efforts, but going to … Continue reading

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Barred Owls Mating

Monday evening was a beautiful spring night, warm and comfortable. I was enjoying it from my office with the sliding glass door open onto my upper deck overlooking the lake. It was very quiet until I heard one of the … Continue reading

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Outstanding Spring Weekend – Wood Ducks & Wild Turkeys

Spring has finally arrived in northern Virginia. The Daffodils, Forsythia, and various trees are blooming, and most other plants are budding and showing signs of growth. It is a great time to be outdoors after months of hibernating indoors to escape one … Continue reading

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The New River, The “Real Florida”

While visiting Florida in January, I spent a weekend in Carrabelle, a small town in Franklin County with only 1,300 residents. Franklin County is very rural and only recently got its first traffic light. As described by its mayor, “Carrabelle, Florida, a … Continue reading

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Barred Owls

Last weekend, I took my kayak out of winter storage and went in search of the Barred Owls  that live across the lake in a wooded area surrounding a creek that flows into the lake. I was able to photograph … Continue reading

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