10000 Birds – Birding Led Me to Wildflowers

In many ways, birding has led me straight to my new interest in wildflowers.  Looking for birds naturally makes you more aware of your surroundings, from an urban park, to a suburban greenway, to a rural wilderness. Though I’m not traveling as much these days, my flower pursuits have expanded this intense attention to empty…

10000 Birds – Birding at a Historic Sporting Estate

I didn’t expect to see any birds. It was over 90 degrees F on a Georgia afternoon, the humidity adding an extra dose of discomfort. In a rare afternoon to myself, I had driven across the Florida/Georgia border to pick up a few things in a nearby town (curbside + social distancing), and discovered a…

Audubon – Dreams and Hard Work Bring New Blind to Pasco County

At the edge of Grassy Lake, within the 8,300 acres of Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park, sits a brand-new bird blind. Accessible at the end of a 100-yard long, crushed shell path, the blind is the culmination of years of effort and dreaming by leaders of the West Pasco Audubon Society. As a light at the…