Finally, a Visit to Cornell Lab of Ornithology~!

Ithaca, New York, home of Cornell Lab of Ornithology, was a relatively short 3-hour drive from where I lived most of my life in upstate NY. But it wasn’t till this past summer – after having lived in Florida for 10 years – that I finally had the opportunity to visit the Lab and Sapsucker […]

Colorful Houses of Belize

We recently enjoyed a visit to the Central American country of Belize. What a wonderful place – beautifully unspoiled and inhabited by the most friendly, easy-going, and lovely people!! Well worth a visit ☀️😎 I was especially struck by the many charming little homes all along the rural roads and village streets~! Here are just […]

My favorite ducks 🤗

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks (BBWDs) can be found year-round here in Florida, across much of the rest of the southern U.S., and throughout Central and South America. (eBird) They are frankly always handsome, but during the breeding season, they seem especially scrupulous about preening and bathing and looking their best! 😉 These charming birds are endlessly […]