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”
The birds seemed unusually skittish. So I turned my attention to smaller creatures.
GTM Reserve officially re-opens tomorrow (June 6, 2020), and visitors will once again pay a small fee to access the park. The web site says that the bathrooms at the park’s entrance will remain closed for renovations, but visitors can use the Port-o-let in the interim. Maybe. Last week it was gross. This week, IContinue reading “Skeeters, Rain, and Closed Bathrooms”
Yesterday I went to Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTM Research Reserve), which is one of my favorite birding spots. Since most people who visit here are nature-lovers, who simply want to relax in peace, it is usually quiet enough to practice birding by ear. The entry to the reserve is along A1A,Continue reading “Birding at GTM Research Reserve”