First an announcement: If you’re here because you didn’t get an email from the blog this week, please see the very last bullet at the bottom of this post. And for those interested, you can read much more about other blog tech details / status / news following the Merritt Island photo update. Merritt Island … Continue reading Merritt Island & Blog Status
If you’ve held off visiting MINWR or BPWD because you were uneasy about hurricane damage and lack of wildlife – stop worrying. The place is rapidly getting back to normal and there’s every reason to get out there and witness some of Central Florida’s beauty.
If you have any questions about how to do this kind of thing, please leave a comment and I’ll do my best to answer.
I worry about the areas where fertilizer runoff and septic tank leakage can lead to pollution, brown tide, lack of oxygen and dead fish and animals. I hope that we can come up with solutions so that people living in close proximity to our natural resources don’t destroy them.
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and Viera Wetlands are two of my favorite places to photograph and I had time to visit both last week. They’re each wonderful and seem similar, yet they can be very different.
Kevin M. organized a quick trip over to Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge last weekend and invited me to go with him and Kevin K. We started at Space View Park, where we watched a lovely sunrise. Dawn from Space View Park Next we drove around Black Point Wildlife Drive where there were lots of birds, some wild hogs, some … Continue reading Merritt Island – 1/31/15
Whether you’re familiar with the area or not, this would be a very good half day route to see the highlights at MINWR. And this is a wonderful time to go – there’s a lot of birds and other wildlife around, and the weather’s great.
With the hot weather starting to arrive, there’s not as much activity at Merritt Island as there sometimes is. But there’s still a lot to see and photograph.
In addition to the White Pelicans, watching a skimming Black Skimmer was another highlight.
Highlights also included a very cooperative Shrike that sat still while we all made way too many photos of it, a bald eagle that flew right overhead, and two life birds for me (the Bonaparte’s Gull and Greater Yellowlegs). It’s definitely birding season at MINWR!