Category Archive: wildlife

Goodbye, Oregon

My last day and a half on the Oregon coast I spent largely in the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area. Coastlines of jagged, black volcanic rock and rough waters make this area dramatic, and… Continue reading

Hiking and Touring in Lincoln National Forest, An Odd Visit at Fort Stanton, and Elk!

Our first weekend off from Habitat we drove up into the Sierra Blanca mountains of Lincoln National Forest, about a hundred miles east of Las Cruces. I had been itching to hike in… Continue reading

A Visit with Nick and An Aside on Taking Photos of Porta-Potties

I would like to start this post with an aside. It’s kind of related to our visit with Tom’s son Nick. I am not good at taking pictures of people. Not so much… Continue reading

Nipigon River Trail and Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park

The Nipigon River Trail is a 17km out and back that follows the river from the town of Nipigon until it flows into Lake Superior at the town of Red Rock. We began… Continue reading

Turtles! George C. McGough Nature Park, Largo Narrows, Florida

I came upon the nature park while I was driving and looking for a spot to have breakfast. Since rain was imminent and I had no intent other than to read in my… Continue reading

Fort De Soto Park and The Sunshine Skyway Bridge

I actually went to Fort De Soto Park two days in a row. The large park has plenty of space, more than one beach, walking trails, places to refill gallon water containers, and… Continue reading

Honeymoon Island State Park, Florida

I began my morning at Honeymoon Island State Park by walking the 2.2 mile Osprey Trail, a loop through barrier island flatwood forest that is home to multiple species of birds – so… Continue reading

Swimming with Manatees!

My decision to head to Crystal River, Florida was a deliberate one: I was on a mission to swim with manatees. So, before sunrise on my second full day in Florida I boarded… Continue reading

Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Part 6: Mary Ann Falls, a Swim in Warren Lake, and Last Minute Moose!

The short trail to Mary Ann Falls revealed that more of the trees had surrendered to the coming cold, revealing some particularly vibrant reds and yellows. After crossing the Black Brook the trail… Continue reading

Seals! A Walk on the Brier Island Coastal Trail Past Grand Passage Lightstation

After my whale watching excursion I headed a couple miles out to the Grand Passage Lightstation on the northern side of the island. I had planned on hiking this stretch of the Coastal… Continue reading