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A Moment in Nature Killdeer

“I threw myself into the delighted atmosphere of the moment with great joy.” The Mermaid and The Bear by Ailish Sinclair

A Moment in Nature Green Heron

Sit in the forest long enough and you begin to see through animal eyes. As the fog of mindlessness starts to clear, thoughts flow away like water, cascading down the mountainsides into the valleys, seeping into the soil,… Read More

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 Monk Parakeet

There’s a difference between solitude and loneliness. I can understand the concept of being a monk for a while. Tom Hanks

A Moment in Nature Osprey

One fish, Two fish, Red fish, Blue fish –Dr. Seuss, Seussville

A Moment in Nature Pileated Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpeckers battle for ownership with Wood Ducks, European Starlings, Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Red-headed Woodpeckers, Eastern Bluebirds, and Great Crested Flycatchers. Occasionally bats and swifts share roost cavities with Pileated Woodpeckers. Weeks # 6 & #7 No Sight of… Read More

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… Read More

A Moment in Nature Red-winged Blackbird

We are all in this together, by ourselves. Lily Tomlin

A Moment in Nature Burrowing Owl

Should I take the Talon Crunch as a sign of aggression? Listing StatusFederal Status: Not ListedFL Status: State-designated ThreatenedFNAI Ranks: G4T3/S3 (Globally: Apparently Secure, Sub sp. Rare/ State: Rare)IUCN Status: LC (Least Concern) Burrowing owls are different than… Read More

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… Read More