Nature

Butterflies

Butterflies

Full Episode Watched this PBS Nature episode last week. Beyond inspiring, it got me to thinking. Unlike living in a temperate climate, there’s not a single day of the year that I don’t watch butterflies in the subtropics. Like the birds, different varieties come and […]

Beach Sand

Beach Sand

Keeping beaches sandy, and condos upright, on a bare, barrier island, requires mining sand from the ocean floor. Pumping it through a pipeline, to a distribution network on the beach. There, the sand/seawater slurry pools. And the seawater drains away, leaving the sand which is […]

Swallow Tailed Kite

Swallow Tailed Kite

There’s a new bird in the neighborhood, the Swallow Tailed Kite. The Audubon Field Guide states: Our most beautiful bird of prey, striking in its shape, its pattern, and its extraordinarily graceful flight. Hanging motionless in the air, swooping and gliding, rolling upside down and […]

Manatee Time

Manatee Time

Well, our annual two days of winter have arrived. Highest temperatures will be in the 50s, lows are in the low 30s. Infrequently, the lowest temperatures dip into the upper 20s. This year it’s forecast to be an exceptionally cold one. For those adjusted to […]

Yellowfin at the Farmer’s Market

Yellowfin at the Farmer’s Market

This time of year it gets hot and humid early. It’s best to have everything done by 10am. And spend the rest of the day chilling out. So, this morning, it was time for an early visit to the Ft. Pierce farmer’s market. Hadn’t been […]

More Than Just Parks

More Than Just Parks

Oh my gosh! If you love nature, you will more than enjoy More Than Just Parks. The HD video shorts are more than inspirational. They are phenomenal! And they bring tears to this once, far away, western yahoo. -dB

Friend is Back

Friend is Back

Great news. I saw Friend! What a welcome sight. She wandered out of the woods across the street from us. Headed past my driveway. Stopped. Starred. Took a few more steps toward the vacant lot next to us. Stopped. Starred again. Craned her neck. Paused […]

Mob Grazing

Mob Grazing

Three years ago, I shared Allan Savory’s Ted talk about Sustainable Grazing. It was a novel idea. But not anymore. Allan Savory’s observations are the basis for mob grazing. And is being promoted by agriculture researchers, extension agencies and state governments. It’s proven to increase […]