Saturday, December 27, 2014
THE SOLSTICES OF 2014
Friday, December 26, 2014
Sunday, December 07, 2014
6 DECEMBER 2014 ON PEPPER CREEK
At the end of the day, after the boat ride down Pepper Creek at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, grabbed this shot with a Great Blue Heron on the shore behind the bale of turtles on the raft.
While during the boat ride, I had three special sightings on the creek today...
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
FLORIDA SOFTSHELL TURTLE
Taken with my old beloved Oly C-740 UZ back in September 2007, the first three shots are of the first time I ever saw one of these- and in the wild. At first, all I could see was the front of the head and the neck fading away into the murky water. Totally freaked me out! Strangest looking thing ever! It was quite a while before its shell became visible and I saw it was simply some very strange sort of turtle. These pictures show more than the naked eye could see "live".
Last Tuesday, the one pictured below was swimming behind the boat as we pulled out of the Visitors Center Dock at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park.