Birding and Hiking Season Begins at GTM Reserve

After a searing summer and months of heavy rainfall, it’s finally cool enough to go birding again. At sunrise, I arrived at one my favorite locations, GTM Reserve (official name Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve) in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida . Below are photos from the orange and yellow trails. Usually, the orange-trailContinue reading “Birding and Hiking Season Begins at GTM Reserve”

Fiddler Crabs

One of my favorite places to go birding is Spoonbill Pond at Big Talbot Island State Park (Jacksonville, FL). Over the past two weeks, the pond has had a greenish cast. Today there was algae along the bank, and the water level seemed low. Although I spotted forty species, there were few birds in theContinue reading “Fiddler Crabs”

A Senior’s First Ride on the Xooter Mg

Yesterday, I headed back to Camp Milton, in Duval County (FL) to take my new Xooter-Mg for a test-run. The Xooter Mg is very portable and consumed only a small amount of trunk space in my Chevy Sonic. To keep it from sliding, I packed the sides with some old, clean towels. The first walkwaysContinue reading “A Senior’s First Ride on the Xooter Mg”