I got a new camera this week – the new version of my old camera – a Lumix DMC-FZ50. I like it a lot. I can get clearer, more detailed photos, and I think I’ll be able to get better pictures of butterflies without having to be as close to them.
Winter is definitely not over yet. We’ve gotten some more snow, and today it’s 10 below zero.
We had a great bird visitor to our owl nest box behind the house – an Eastern Screech-Owl. It stayed for one day – sitting on the edge of the entrance hole and surveying the scene. The next day it was gone. Continue reading “Journal for February 9, 2008”
Maybe because it’s been such a cold and snowy winter, we’ve been having lots of visitors to our bird feeders recently. And more interesting visitors than usual to the area under the feeders. This week we had a new one – a Gray Fox. Continue reading “Journal for February 4, 2008”
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 the southern tip of Florida – after a three day marathon drive. We went from a temperature of 85 degrees above zero the day before we left Florida, to 15 degrees below zero at the farm. Exactly 100 degrees difference. Continue reading “Journal for January 29, 2007”
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”