The Wakodahatchee Wetlands is a unique “constructed wetlands” in Delray Beach, Florida, and one of the places I go birding and blog about most often. “Each day, the Southern Region Water Reclamation Facility pumps approximately two million gallons of highly treated wastewater into the Wakodahatchee Wetlands, which in turn acts as a percolation pond, returning billions of […]
One of my favorite places to bird – or just walk – is a beautiful preserve with a very long name: The Wellington Environmental Preserve at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Everglades Habitat. A lush, marshy wetland, with scenic views in every direction! Even on this very windy day, the Terns loved it (I think these […]
Such a perfect morning~! A wordless post. ☀️
I once thought the name of this bird was Little Green Heron because, well. . . . they’re so little, compared to all the large, tall wading Herons we see in the wetlands. As you can see by my Tag Cloud, I’ve written many blog posts about these photogenic Herons – they’re just so charming. Clever, […]
It’s hard to believe that these very same tree islands were bustling with noisy (and sometimes smelly 😏) nesting wood storks, herons, and egrets of all shapes and sizes just two months ago. Almost everyone has moved on. This morning the boardwalks were empty and quiet and the ponds were utterly still. What a tranquil time to […]
Are you familiar with the infamous plume trade that supplied the millinery industry just over 100 years ago? This sign at the entrance to the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, near Naples, Florida, provides a glimpse into the history behind this practice . . . and, this incredible place. I cringe to think about it, but literally millions of […]
Black-bellied Whistling Ducks always put a smile on my face~! We’re so lucky that they breed throughout the southern U.S. and are regulars here in our wetlands and sanctuaries every year. For more info and more of my previous posts on the BBWD, click HERE.
This Yellow-crowned Night Heron was enjoying his grooming in the privacy of this leafy cypress tree, when suddenly . . . He noticed that he was being watched – AND photographed!So, he raised his wide wing to hide from view, and stayed this way for the longest time. I confess, I got the message! . . […]