The Pet-Friendly Postcard Inn on the Gulf

The Postcard Inn on Florida’s gulf coast in St. Petersburg (St. Pete Beach, actually) looks like the perfect spot to stay for a beach vacation.  And for those with a pet they can’t bring themselves to leave behind, the place is pet friendly! The rooms are decorated in “surfer chic” (so says the website) with […]

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Who Is Watching The Gulf Coast Birds?

The enormous and sad task of watching the birds of the gulf coast struggle to survive the oil slick is partly the job of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Now, more than ever the sightings and nesting habits of the pelicans, roseate spoonbills and many others will need to be watched. Watch a slide show […]

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The Trochus Shell’s Unusual Shape

The trocus, or trochus, (I’ve seen it spelled both ways) is a saltwater snail. I only have one of these shells, but it is very unique both in it’s coloring and shape. The top is silvery gray with red stripes covering the band at the bottom. In fact they are commonly referred to as “top snails” […]

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