10000 Birds – Looking for Waterfowl in Gulf Islands National Seashore

After being “officially” closed during the government shutdown, Florida’s Gulf Islands National Seashore didn’t look too worse for wear when my husband and I visited over the weekend. Some sand had drifted over the road, and visitors were climbing the dunes (DON’T DO THAT), but otherwise both the beach and the shoreline along the sound…

Hook and Trigger – Red Tide Blooms in Panhandle

In 2018, red tide has been a scourge on Florida’s coasts, even reaching as far northwest as the Panhandle. The red tide algal blooms, known scientifically as Karenia brevis, have been naturally occurring on Florida’s coasts for centuries. In fact, fish kills were documented in Tampa Bay by Spanish explorers. Read the rest of the Hook…