Our weather’s been seasonably hot and humid here in Central Florida. We’re very definitely in the dog days of summer. According to Wikipedia, they’re called that because historically they’re associated with the summer-time rise of Sirius (Canis Major – the “Dog Star”) in the night sky. Anyway, mid-summer isn’t the best time for birds / … Continue reading Merritt Island NWR – July 21, 2021
‘Twas the night after Christmas* ‘Twas the night after Christmas and I sat at my desk, trying to decide which photos were best. To the refuge I’d been three times in December. I was writing a blog post to help me remember. All of these pictures I selected with care. In hopes that they’d make you … Continue reading Merritt Island NWR – December 2020
Editor’s note: First things first: We’re safe here in Central Florida and came through our brush with Hurricane Dorian with very little damage, although people are still worried about possible future flooding from all the rain – especially along the St. Johns river. Other places weren’t as fortunate as we are. The news from The … Continue reading Merritt Island NWR, 9/7/10
It’s getting to be that time of year down here in Central Florida: Hot, muggy, and buggy, with many of the birds hiding or gone. None the less, Kevin K. and I went over to Merritt Island last week to see what’s going on. Our first stop was along the Indian River at the Titusville … Continue reading Merritt Island 6-9-19
When I visit Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, I’m never sure what I’ll see. But almost every time there’s something new and interesting. I hadn’t been to Gator Creek Rd. for sunrise in a while. This spot is at one of the curves where there’s a break in the mangroves so you can get down … Continue reading Merritt Island – 4/3/19
Kevin M. asked if I wanted to go photographing on Saturday and we decided to go over to Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. I hadn’t been in a while and I wanted to see how it’s doing during the Government shutdown. We also invited Kevin K. to go along. Sunrise by the causeway We stopped … Continue reading Is Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge Shutdown?
Hello faithful readers! This is the next entry in the blog category called “Postcards” where I occasionally post photos of Central Florida scenes – similar to a postcard. I’m using the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license for these instead of “All rights reserved”, so you’re welcome to download these at full resolution for your personal use. … Continue reading Merritt Island Postcard
I went over to Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge last weekend with Kevin K. and Kevin M. On the way, we stopped by the Cocoa Beach Pier for sunrise. Anticipation – two surfers waiting for waves at dawn This year, Florida red tide’s been found in many spots along both the gulf and Atlantic coasts. … Continue reading Cocoa and Merritt Island – 20 Oct 2018
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.