Rookery Bay Osprey – Naples, Florida

© Copyright 2008 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com Taking a break this week from the Critters on the Castle series; while selecting the Rookery Bay sunset photo for yesterday, I came upon this shot of two osprey posing rather prettily for me in their nest. I’ve published this one before, I believe, but I thought it bore … Continue reading Rookery Bay Osprey – Naples, Florida

Rookery Bay Sunset – Naples, Florida

© Copyright 2008 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com Pretty as it is, it would be more beautiful shared over a kiss. RELATED POSTS: CLICK to browse my previous sky-related Friday posts NEW! CLICK to browse my previous conquests in my Friday Meme Trifecta Looking At The Sky On Friday is hosted by Tisha Haiku Friday is hosted … Continue reading Rookery Bay Sunset – Naples, Florida

Sunset Cruise on Rookery Bay, Part 5

Sunset Cruise on Rookery Bay, Southwest FloridaSaturday 26 April 2008Part 5: The Osprey (aka, the “sea eagle”) The rookery was practically teeming with osprey. They make their nests on top of the channel marker signs, and boats can cruise by them and even stop at a respectful distance to observe them. There were generally two … Continue reading Sunset Cruise on Rookery Bay, Part 5

Sunset Cruise on Rookery Bay, Part 3

Sunset Cruise on Rookery Bay, Southwest FloridaSaturday 26 April 2008Part 3: More About The Mangroves Dr. Jackson told of a time he went to Costa Rica and visited old growth mangroves, which were a hundred feet tall and 3 feet in diameter. He said we don’t have old growth here in Florida any more because … Continue reading Sunset Cruise on Rookery Bay, Part 3

Wordless Wednesday: Rookery Bay Sunset Interlude

Sunset on Rookery Bay Naples, Florida April 26th, 2008 Many, MANY thanks to all of you who have posted encouraging comments and sent really nice messages regarding the Rookery Bay Sunset Cruise series. We’re about half through, and it’s nice to know that this sort of blogging is appreciated. Today is just a little pause … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: Rookery Bay Sunset Interlude

Sunset Cruise on Rookery Bay, Part 2

Sunset Cruise on Rookery Bay, Southwest FloridaSaturday 26 April 2008 Part 2: Into The Rookery Dr. Jerry Jackson Dr. Jerry Jackson is a professor at Florida Gulf Coast University. He’s kindly and energetic, and demonstrates a keen, bubbling-over enthusiasm for his subject, namely – birds! Dr. Jackson doesn’t always do this eco-tour; I have the … Continue reading Sunset Cruise on Rookery Bay, Part 2

Field Trip on Estero Bay, Part 1

© Copyright 2011 | http://MyMobileAdventures.com | CLICK any photo for a larger view On June 18th 2011, my Coastal Systems Module class in the Florida Master Naturalist program embarked upon their second field trip. This time, we started from Snook Bight Marina on Fort Myers Beach and hopped aboard a sturdy vessel as the guests … Continue reading Field Trip on Estero Bay, Part 1

Some FUNky facts about the osprey

I adventured last week with some fellow nature lovers to Estero Marsh Preserve, a Lee County Conservation 20/20 property in Fort Myers, Florida, where we encountered this beautiful osprey. She was quite vocal and animated about something as we passed by the huge slash pine where she was perched. Here are some FUNky facts I’ve … Continue reading Some FUNky facts about the osprey

Upcoming Adventures: Flowers, Festivals, Walt and Wizards!

© Copyright 2011 Tink *~*~* | http://MyMobileAdventures.com Friendship can be a motivator, a mover and a shaker. I am fortunate to be blessed with some really cool friends who’ve made adventurous plans for the month of May and they want me to tag along – w00t! Well you know my motto –Have Signal, Will Blog! … Continue reading Upcoming Adventures: Flowers, Festivals, Walt and Wizards!

Top 5 FUNky Facts About The Roseate Spoonbill

© Copyright 2010 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com 🙂 One morning this past March, I found a pair of roseate spoonbills in the Oasis at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. As I pointed my camera at them, they regarded me with their red-rimmed eyes as though a bit suspicious of the hunk of hardware in my hand (Canon SX110 … Continue reading Top 5 FUNky Facts About The Roseate Spoonbill

Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge – pelican roost

© Copyright 2008 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com 🙂 Back in May 2009, I took a cruise on Tarpon Bay with the Tarpon Bay Explorers. The cruise was a “thank you for your donation” gift from the local National Public Radio (NPR) station, WGCU, 90.1 FM in Fort Myers, Florida. The narrator is Dr. Jerry Jackson, a … Continue reading Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge – pelican roost

Eagles from the Florida Gulf Coast

© Copyright 2008 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com Eagles from the Florida Gulf Coast (a Camera Critters post) STICKY POST – scroll down to see if I’m mobile blogging today! click any photo to see it in Flickr A couple of weeks ago, I saw a bald eagle hanging out in a dead tree on Sanibel Island. … Continue reading Eagles from the Florida Gulf Coast

Late autumn in Southwest Florida – paradise!

© Copyright 2012 | http://MyMobileAdventures.com | CLICK any photo for a larger view What a beautiful time of year it is to live in Southwest Florida! The summer can be unforgiving – the heat and humidity are relentless, the rain is capricious, and there is always the threat of a hurricane or two hanging over … Continue reading Late autumn in Southwest Florida – paradise!