Florida State Parks – Anastasia

The beach stretched out for miles in front of me. Pressed flight by a recent tide, the sand – covered in shells – was firm beneath my bare feet. The afternoon was warm after very chilly days, and the number of visitors swelled with the sunshine, laying in the sun, swimming across the waves, and…

10000 Birds – The Return of Least Terns to the Gulf Coast

Small, delicate, graceful, the Least Tern embodies all we love about birds and then some. Have you seen their chicks? Adorable. Every spring, we birders along the Emerald Coast wait for their arrival with bated breath, grinning from ear to ear when they patrol the beach once more, diving for food in the shallow waves. Read…