Visiting the Everglades was the highlight of our trip. We hadn’t realized before how big an area it covers, and how varied it is. Continue reading “Everglades”
We stayed for several days in the Ft. Myers area, seeing friends and exploring some of the wildlife preserves. Continue reading “Ft. Myers”
Our next stop was Manatee Springs State Park in Florida. Continue reading “Manatee Springs State Park”
We just got back from our first big camper trip to the southeast. It was fun to see some new wild places, and try out the camper to be sure it works the way we want it to. We learned a lot – as we always do when doing something new. Continue reading “Overview of the Trip – Florida January 2008”
We just got back from our first “retirement trip”. Our dream has been to have a camper that we can pull behind a pick up truck, and to trek to beautiful wild places and explore them leisurely. This was a start on the dream. Continue reading “Trip to the southwest – September 2007”
One of the most interesting places we visited in New Zealand was a project that seems a lot like our farm project. It’s called Karori Wildlife Refugeand it’s located just a few kilometers from the city center of Wellington. Here are some of the photos we took of the refuge, and a little about the project. Continue reading “Karori Wildlife Refuge”
New Zealand has only 23 species of butterflies. This is probably due to its isolation – it’s difficult for butterflies to colonize remote islands. And 11 of the species are endemic – they live nowhere else.