Hanalei

Hanalei is located on the north shore of Kauai. It is a quaint little town with many shops and restaurants to enjoy. We stopped in Hanalei for lunch after visiting the Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge and Hanalei Bay. You may have heard of Hanalei Bay as films such as...

Poipu

Poipu is located on the south end of Kauai, about a 15 minute drive from Lihue. There are several resorts there all situated around some nice beaches. We left Kalapaki Beach Friday afternoon, picked up some groceries and then checked into our condo at the Kiahuna Plantation Resort which...

Lake Hancock

Lake Hancock is a large lake in Polk County that is surrounded by thousands of acres of protected land. The Lake Hancock Outfall Wetlands is a Southwest Florida Water Management District (commonly called SWIFTMUD) property that is generally not open to the public. A few times a year, the...

American Avocets

American Avocets are one of the more beautiful shorebirds in North America. We see avocets in Florida in the winter, but they are just getting into the breeding colors when it is time for them to fly back north to their nesting grounds. During my recent trip to Arizona,...

Wild and Scenic

Recently I had an opportunity to view some of Florida’s wild and scenic landscapes from the comfort of a pontoon boat. Our goal was to photograph Swallow-tailed Kites as they staged prior to their migration to Brazil and other countries in South America. The kites return to Florida, Georgia...

Haystack Rock

Our trip to the Oregon Coast continues with a morning at Haystack Rock. Haystack Rock is teaming with wildlife in July. The rock is filled with nesting birds including Western Gull, Brandt’s Cormorant, Pelagic Cormorant, Pigeon Guillemot, Black Oystercatcher, Common Murre and Tufted Puffin. During my visit I was...