Florida Fossils on Display

The Fantastic Fossils exhibit at the Florida Museum of Natural History (Gainesville) runs through December 30, 2022. As visitors enter the exhibit, they are greeted by Triceratops and Albertosaurus skeletons. Although these replicas are amazing to look at, no dinosaurs have been found in Florida, which was covered with water during the dinosaurs’ reign. However,Continue reading “Florida Fossils on Display”

Capo Tower at Guana River

Yesterday, I returned to Capo Tower at Guana River Wildlife Management Area (Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida), which can be accessed by way of the Savannah Loop trail. During my last visit in the fall of 2021, the path to the tower was blocked and under construction. The partial boardwalk was being extended all of theContinue reading “Capo Tower at Guana River”

Scenic O’leno State Park

O’leno State Park (High Springs, Florida) surpasses expectations. The road into the park is paved, and the parking lot holds a moderate number of cars. Visitors are greeted with well-kept restrooms, a playground, and an expansive, well-kept picnic area. On this initial visit, I walked River Trail, Dogwood Trail (to Limestone Trail), and Limestone Trail,Continue reading “Scenic O’leno State Park”

Photos from the Butterfly Rainforest

The photos below were taken during a visit to the Butterfly Rainforest, a year-round exhibit at the Florida Museum of Natural History (Gainesville, FL). The best time to photograph the butterflies is in the morning, when the natural lighting is soft and the butterflies are warming up for daytime flight. Once the sun is directlyContinue reading “Photos from the Butterfly Rainforest”