Audubon Florida – MaVynne Betsch’s Legacy Lives On in Protected Coastline

NPS Photo/Charles Stankiewicz. “Getting the most from the least and living peacefully in harmony with nature is the most rewarding lifestyle.” ~ MaVynne Betsch Reaching out across the undulating waves of a deep blue Atlantic Ocean, the NaNa Dunes cover more than 8 acres; their tall, sandy forms are topped with sea oats and short, scrubby…

10000 Birds – Participating in My First “Normal” Birdathon

A flash of orange streaked across my field of vision, landing at the top of a nearby tree. I whipped my binoculars out, then threw them down in favor of a camera with a long lens. Click click click. I snapped as many photos as I could before the bird disappeared into the canopy. Zooming in,…

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…