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Go Above & Beyond To Conquer Addiction

You would walk to fight breast cancer, run to battle leukemia. But what would you do to make addiction — and the stigma attached to it — a thing of the past? How about climb up...

Terns Bio-Clocks Tick Loudly

  Longboat Key, Florida April 14, 2014   April is the mating season for royal terns and sandwich terns on Longboat Key. During the first two weeks of April I observed 60-matings. Despite being a seasoned observer, I’d never...

My Wife’s Hot Morning

Before my wife and I go out birding on the beach on Longboat Key, I make sure I’ve got binoculars, note pad, camera and water. My wife who likes to travel light, makes sure she’s...

Long Day At The Beach

  Longboat Key, Florida March 27, 2014   A few days ago I spent the morning and late afternoon birding at the beach experiencing its rhythms. While the morning can be exciting because birds are feeding, the afternoon brings...

Nature’s Theatrical Stage

  Longboat Key, Florida, Feb. 23, 2014   For several days the beach has been awash in fog, at times shrouding all but a few feet in front of one. That white stuff turns the beach into a theatrical...

Birding Class Scores In The Field

  Longboat Key, Florida February 12, 2014   The morning of my birding class’s field trip to a local 32-acre refuge dawns sunny and comfortable. Nervous before the group arrives, I check out a pond which is empty, a...
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