Well worth the trip

My husband and I were recently inspired to take a long drive to Central Florida, several hours north of us, to hear two wonderful experts from the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) speak about ‘birding and habitat restoration along Israel’s Rift Valley, a major flyway of the world.’  Dan Alon, Director of […]

A glimpse of this morning’s walk . . .

Every morning there is something new and beautiful to see on my walk. This view of the sunrise above was the first sight to greet me as I stepped on to the boardwalk this morning at 7:30 am. What a glorious way to begin the day!! A few steps along the boardwalk, this big ol’ […]

A tribute to a few of my non-feathered friends ~

Just paying a little tribute to some OTHER, delightful friends I see every day in the Wetland preserves ~!Red-bellied Turtle baby trying to keep up with Mama! This Raccoon forgot to go back to bed!  Scurrying off for one last taste of breakfast this morning. “Even though I admit to looking quite intimidating, I swear, […]

Thoughts on Parashat Noah . . .

This week we chant the second portion (parashah) in the Torah, the well-known story of Noah, the Ark, the Flood, and the Covenant of the Rainbow.  According to our story, Noah sent both a Raven and a Dove from the Ark after the flood waters receded, to determine if the waters had subsided sufficiently so […]

How do you know when it’s Fall in the South Florida Wetlands?!

We have incredible skies in South Florida, and they are exceptionally beautiful in the fall when we see “rainbow clouds” like the ones above. The sun hides behind a large growing mass of clouds just before an impending storm, and the colors are as brilliant as a rainbow. What a striking scene to behold! As […]