Category Archives: Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

Bobcat on Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

While in  Florida in late November, I hiked the La Chua Trail in Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park in Gainesville. I walked to the observation tower at the end of the trail, which extends about a mile into the prairie basin. … Continue reading

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Sandhill Cranes of Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

While in Florida in December and early January, I visited Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, a 22,000 acre preserve located on the edge of Gainesville, Florida. Paynes Prairie is very unique with over 20 distinct biological communities that host a … Continue reading

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Maine, A Photographer’s Paradise

I was in Maine for 16 days in June, spending two days in Portland before driving the scenic route along the coast to Tremont on Mount Desert Island (MDI). In Tremont, I rented a quiet cottage (Seaside Cottages) on the … Continue reading

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More Images from Florida

I am slowly making my way through the thousands of images I shot while spending 4 weeks in Florida in December and January. “Making my way” means reviewing them and culling out those that are not “keepers.” Then, after selecting … 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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