October 21, 2014 I always love my trips to Florida. I usually avoid the tourist areas, and visit friends and family in the more rural areas outside of Tampa. Picture patches of forests with giant live oaks, Spanish moss dangling from outstretched limbs; flat fields of green grass and grazing cattle; water  everywhere; and…

September 18, 2014 I love fall birding! Though it’s always painful for me to wake up before the sun, this morning I dragged myself out of bed at 6 a.m., threw on some clothes, checked my camera equipment, and met a fellow-birding friend for a trip to the Triangle Land Conservancy’s Horton Grove Nature Preserve….