Ringing in 2018 at Sebastian Inlet State Park

We started out the new year right — in our Airstream, camped at yet another fantastic state park. Sebastian Inlet State Park is located in the Treasure Coast area of Florida, approximately 175 miles north of our home in Miami. This is a park that exemplifies the motto of our state park system: The Real … Read moreRinging in 2018 at Sebastian Inlet State Park

Another Great (and Free) Birdwatching Location

The Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department deserves mad props for creating not one, but two, different and equally interesting locations that serve a dual purpose: water reclamation / filtration, and public access to wildlife viewing. After our successful visit to Wakodahatchee Wetlands in January, we decided to take advantage of the last nice weather … Read moreAnother Great (and Free) Birdwatching Location

Birding Adventures at Wakodahatchee Wetlands

Winter is the time of year when migratory birds make their home in South Florida, and our native birds gear up for mating season. It’s also the time of year when we are least likely to be attacked by mosquitoes, so winter is our preferred time for getting out and seeing South Florida wildlife. One … Read moreBirding Adventures at Wakodahatchee Wetlands

Enjoying the Silence at Shark Valley in Everglades NP

  It’s hard to believe that we have been living full time in Miami for over a year, and had not yet visited the Everglades from our new home base. Miami has the distinction of bordering two of the most unique national parks in the country — the underwater wonderland of Biscayne National Park and … Read moreEnjoying the Silence at Shark Valley in Everglades NP

Flying Insects! (The Non-Creepy Kind)

Outside of honeybees and perhaps ladybugs, most insects don’t get a lot of love, and the flying kind are particularly unwelcome.  (Termites, biting flies and roaches = blech!) The major exception is butterflies, which seem to be universally beloved. Everyone loves butterflies, including us. We found a South Florida destination devoted to butterflies that features … Read moreFlying Insects! (The Non-Creepy Kind)