Thursday, February 19, 2015

Manatee Watch - Sick Manatee!

I had a manatee that was just lying in shallow water, other than breathing now and then, it wasn't really moving at all. I also noticed white around the snout, which indicates cold stress. I called Fish and Wildlife, and after laying there for over 2 hours, the stupid manatee just up and swam off literally 1 minute before FFW got there. But here are some pictures, I really did see a sick manatee, we just couldn't do anything about it cause it took off. Hopefully it will warm up or at least find a warmer place to hang out.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Birds of a Feather Fest

We had a great time out at the Birds of a Feather Festival this weekend. Thanks so much to all the folks who came out for our field trips and classes, we really enjoyed it. For those of you who didn't get out and join us, here's just a few of the things that you missed!

On our Saturday field trip started with great looks at a Pileated WoodPecker.
We also got great looks at some Red-bellied Woodpeckers.
 This picture makes me laugh - I didn't realize there were 2 woodpeckers there until I downloaded it!
 Another Red-bellied Woodpecker.
 This was some really neat lichen. It looked just like snow, except we didn't have to shovel it!
This is me, welcoming my beginning birding class. Doesn't the clipboard almost make me look like a responsible adult? Ha! The class quickly learned better.

Our next even is teaching beginning birding at the Enchanted Forest in Titusville on February 21. Hope to see you out there. Remember, you can only see cool pictures here on the web, but to really experience the fun, you need to GOYB!

Friday, February 6, 2015

January Nature Walks

I've been so busy out having fun that I have gotten behind in updating the site. If you haven't GOYB and joined us, here are the highlights of what you've missed this month.

There have been more White Pelicans out at the manatee watch landing than I've ever seen before there! On some days there have been about 60.
Two manatees om-nom-noming.
 They really like this green stuff that comes over the spillway.
Long one of my nemesis birds, I finally added the White-eyed Vireo to my life list on my Pish-free birding trip at the Space Coast Festival. This is proof that you don't have to harass the birds to get them to pose!
Another one from the Pish-free Birding trip, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.
Another manateee watch.
A barnacle covered manatee.
A wild turkey who posed nice for me.

Be sure to keep checking back, I do walks almost every weekend, drop me mail and come out to join me! Remember you can see this stuff on line but you can only experience it if you GOYB and get out there with me!