Just you and me, White Pelican

I was all alone on Black Point Drive at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge one recent chilly morning, when this lone White Pelican suddenly swooped in overhead.As they migrate south over Florida during the winter, these huge Pelicans are most often seen in groups, sometimes filling the sky as massive flocks glide by over the water. With a […]

More Merritt Island NWR

I recently posted about the heavenly Roseate Spoonbills, and the elusive Florida Scrub Jays we saw at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Now I must include one last post about this natural treasure. We saw Northern Shovelers, Avocets, Greater Yellowlegs, and more – What a visual feast! And just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, scores […]

Peaceful walk at Peaceful Waters

This quiet, serene little Sanctuary has just the most appropriate name! Every time I go there, I see very few people, but lots of birds. And everyone I talk to who goes there says they have the same experience. It is a very peaceful place indeed ~ Last week I stopped by in the late […]

Looking for some fall color . . .

We witnessed a magnificent Sunset (above) over the Gulf of Mexico this past Sunday.  The brilliant oranges and yellows got me thinking about how different “Fall” looks in different places. These beautiful, rich Purple Morning Glories above were blooming all along the roadside on the water’s edge at Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge the other day.  Their bright blossoms […]