Spider crab

A Day of Crazy Florida Wildlife

I was up early and looked out my bedroom window into the backyard. There was a black mound, which I suspected was a turtle. I love turtles! Only recently have I seen a turtle, so this was number two, and he wasn’t the same one that was moseying down the road a few days ago. […]

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Sharks eye seashell

About the Shark’s Eye Seashell

One of my favorite seashells to come across is the Shark’s Eye. The slightly flattened, round shape makes it unmistakable, but often the shells I find are covered in mud and guck. Below is a Shark’s Eye crusted over with hard mud. The Shark’s Eye has the scientific name “Neverita duplicata” and is the family […]

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Our boat docked at low tide on the flats

Park Open, Boating Again, May 2020

Our local park and boat launch area has been closed due to the Covid flu lockdown, but recently re-opened. Of course everyone was anxious to get out… to swim, boat and get fresh air. It was a beautiful day in May and we headed out in our Hewes Redfisher to cruise around. The tide was […]

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fresh caught shrimp

Shrimping Just Before the Lockdown

My son and a friend went out shrimping Thursday night and came back with a full haul. That means five gallons of shrimp. Half went to the friend, and we got the rest. Thursday night at midnight our state lockdown went into effect and that means no more launching the boat. The ramps and parks […]

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Corona virus

Today Around Florida, April 3rd, 2020

Last night at midnight a stay-at-home order from the Governor went into effect. I’ve been home for 2 weeks and 5 days. I last went out to the grocery store just about when it was getting crazy here. I had toilet paper on my list – because I needed some. But of course that aisle […]

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