Category Archives: Field Notes

Lay of the Land

Flora

Since it’s snowing here and they’re forecasting frigid temperatures to follow, I thought I’d head back to Florida (virtually, that is). Above is the mouth of Lower Suwannee River as it empties into the Gulf of Mexico. The 30-foot-tall Shell Mound … Continue reading

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Ice Dam

I was astonished to see the height of the river yesterday afternoon on my walk. Rain had poured down all day with totals above two inches, breaking up the 8-10″ thick river ice. With the ground frozen, all that water … Continue reading

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Cemetery Point Park

The first time I visited Cemetery Point Park in Cedar Key, FL, it was a foggy, cool morning. It looked mysterious in the gloom, with birds coming in and out of the trees and cove. The park is essentially a … Continue reading

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Lower Suwannee Nat’l Wildlife Refuge

The Suwannee River originates in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in southeastern Georgia and flows 265 miles southwesterly through upper Florida, into the Gulf of Mexico. As I child I learned Stephen Foster’s American folk song, ‘Old Folks At Home’ … Continue reading

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Basking

This time of year, I sit in an east-facing window with my morning cup, absorbing as much light through my eyes into my brain as I can, to stave away symptoms of SAD. It’s my giant lightbox. 🙂 Yesterday, this … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

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Icy Stream

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