Mimi Gardenerd

Gray Kingbird (Tyrannus dominicensis)

Grateful to add this Bird to my life list this week at the Dr. Von Mizell Eula Johnson State Park.

Sipping Minerals

This Ruddy Daggerwing (Marpesia petreus) is puddling or sipping up minerals from this sandy bank.

On my morning bike rides I stop to photograph and/or film nature, flora and fauna to better my understanding of the nature around me. My purpose is to share my passion of natural history with others through photographs, video and art. However, this morning, I feel I must write this message to the universe in a need to pay forward this random act of kindness I recieved.

I was feeling weighted down with negative vibes and I went for a bike ride to release them and then I dropped my bike on a trail which added physical pain to my already troubled heart and mind. As I limped my bike back down the path to a place to lick my wounds, I saw these signs. Random acts of kindness posted on the street posts along the path. I photographed them one by one and during this simple process I was returned to my natural state of Stoicism. I wanted to pay it forward, to help another, to recognize the spirit that helped heal my wounds.

Thank you for reading,

Be Kind.

Mimi

Swallow-tailed Kite


Just finished my spring – summer Swallow-tailed Kite reports in support of the http://arcinst.org/.

I have observed and recorded sightings on the Peaceful Ridge Trail and Pine Island Ridge Natural Area Trail in Davie Florida.

If you have any photographs please consider adding to the research for use by science in conservation of habitat these migratory birds need to survive. http://arcinst.org/report-sightings