Mimi Gardenerd

A Moment in Nature Peeps

Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth. – Susan L. Taylor

A Moment in Nature Marsh Rabbit

I believe in God. I just spell it Nature.

A Moment in Nature

Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly. Saint Francis de Sales

A Moment in Nature White-tipped Black

Grief is the price we pay for love. Queen Elizabeth II

A Moment in Nature Great Egret

Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself. Saint Francis de Sales

A Moment in Nature Pileated Woodpecker

Week #5 observing and recording a video of a wild pair of Pileated Woodpecker who choose to nest in a pole on Flamingo Gardens Wildlife Sanctuary property.

The European Starling nest is not vacant as two of the fledges are learning to forage for food for themselves from a lower cavity their parents have left. And the honey bees are a rich source located in a cavity between theirs and the Pileated Woodpeckers cavity at the top of the pole.

A Moment in Nature Burrowing Owl

Should I take the Talon Crunch as a sign of aggression?

Listing Status
Federal Status: Not Listed
FL Status: State-designated Threatened
FNAI Ranks: G4T3/S3 (Globally: Apparently Secure, Sub sp. Rare/ State: Rare)
IUCN Status: LC (Least Concern)

Burrowing owls are different than other owls as they are active during the day time (diurnal) rather than at night (nocturnal) during breeding season. During the non-breeding season, they become more nocturnal.

For more information visit this site Burrowing Owl | FWC (myfwc.com)

A Moment in Nature Yellow-throated Warbler

Climate change, demographics, water, food, energy, global health, women's empowerment - these issues are all intertwined. We cannot look at one strand in isolation. Instead, we must examine how these strands are woven together.
 Ban Ki-moon

A Moment in Nature Sanderling

“Hope” is the thing with feathers - (314)
 BY EMILY DICKINSON
 “Hope” is the thing with feathers -
 That perches in the soul -
 And sings the tune without the words -
 And never stops - at all -
 And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard -
 And sore must be the storm -
 That could abash the little Bird
 That kept so many warm -
 I’ve heard it in the chillest land -
 And on the strangest Sea -
 Yet - never - in Extremity,
 It asked a crumb - of me.

A Moment in Nature Monk Parakeet

People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom? Thich Nhat Hanh

A Moment in Nature Pileated Woodpecker

Week #3 The Juvenile Starling fledged and the bees appear to have made a nest in one of the cavities this Pileated Woodpecker will eat the bees.

A Moment in Nature Pileated Woodpecker

Tap to your own rhythm, peck away at obstacles, carve out a place for yourself, make your voice heard, it is ok to be flashy, be colorful, use your head.