Florida Parks and Preserves

Some FUNky facts about the osprey

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…

Sand collar on the shore at Bunche Beach

I feel lucky to have finally discovered one of these – it’s a sand collar, or more accurately, the egg mass of a moon snail. "Moon snail" is the common name for a family of gastropods known as Naticidae. The…

Striped burrfish at Bunche Beach

Striped burrfish at Bunche Beach, originally uploaded by Erin *~*~*. After photography class the other day, during which I was treated to a dizzying array of fun facts about my digital camera, I went for a walk at San Carlos…

Honoring CREW volunteers

Honoring CREW volunteers, originally uploaded by Erin *~*~*. CREW’s management honored a selection of their volunteers for their dedication to the cause and to the trails. After some goodie bags were awarded, they all posed for a few photos. Congratulations…

The full wolf moon

The full wolf moon, originally uploaded by Erin *~*~*. I looked it up on my Farmer’s Almanac app – it’s the moon that the wolves howled at, also known as the Old Moon. It sure did illuminate the path back…

The marsh overlook

The marsh overlook, originally uploaded by Erin *~*~*. There’s a strange phenomenon at the overlook. A wall of warm envelops you, until you lean over the railing. Suddenly, you’re hit with a layer of cool air. My friend Linda wisely…