10000 Birds – Sunshine State Birding at Colt Creek

Colt Creek was my 99th Florida State Park. What started as a general interest morphed into a freelance job, then evolved into a passion (er, obsession?) for Florida’s State Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites that hit a crescendo for me when I pulled through the gates of the park. Sure, few people remember number 99…

10000 Birds – Waking to Bird Song

T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park reminds me of a commercial that used to be on local television, the tagline of which went something like: long name, amazing results. That’s how I felt about birding at T.H. Stone. My husband and I had been fishing nearby for most of the day, making the…

10000 Birds – My Favorite Anhinga

At the end of October, my family flew to Florida for a multi-day road trip aimed at the beautiful springs. Bubbling up from underground aquifers, the springs are known for their constant 70-72 degree F temperatures and impressive clarity. We had an ambitious itinerary planned: six springs within eight Florida State Parks. Read full post…