Which Way is Up?

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Hello? – Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge – July 2015

Found this fellow peering behind a weir. The water was super reflective that day.

Here I am again – preaching to myself to slow down and spend more time watching and listening. But I have not been able to contain the excitement of what might be around the next bend. Sigh.

Togetherness

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Feeding Time – Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge – June 2015

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Juvenile White Faced Ibis – Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge – June 2015

“Whenever you do a thing, act as if the whole world is watching.” – Thomas Jefferson

I enjoy watching the birds feeding. It’s a lesson in sharing and togetherness. I’m not sure the ibis is a white faced, could be a glossy – too close for me to tell.

Quote found at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/watching_2.html

Wildflower Wednesday

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Tickseed – Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge – June 2015

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Southern Beesblossom – Merritt Island National WIldlife Refuge – June 2015

“The destruction of these works of ages is one of several major crimes in the Commonwealth of Florida.” John K. Small 1927

John Kunkel Small was a naturalist active in Florida in the 1910’s and 1920’s. He was witness to the habitat destruction being done in Florida during that era. The above quote is only part of a much larger rant. Maybe 200 years ago habitat destruction was understandable, but 100 years ago we knew better – much as we do today. Doesn’t seem to matter.

Quote found in The Florida of John Kunkel Small – Danial F. Austin, Anita F. Cholewa, Rita B. Lassiter, and Bruce F. Hansen