Category: United States of America

Winter at Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge

If you’re visiting Florida, and in particular the Orlando area, Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge on the east coast is well worth a visit, and only about 50 miles away. In fact you can combine a trip there and to the Space Centre as a day out.  Although December to April is best for wildlife, in summer you…


Jupiter Inlet (Florida)

Our son’s latest move around the USA has taken him to Florida’s east coast. To what we think is one of the most attractive parts of Florida, about 100 miles north of Miami, The area around Jupiter has the feel of a village, obvious the reason why it attracts celebrities to set up residence here….


Birds in Harts Park

Whilst visiting Bakersfield in California we came across Harts Park just outside the city  on the road towards Kern Canyon. In the summer it can provide a cool refuge from the incessant heat of the town. The river Kern flows along its edge and with two lakes it’s a great place for a picnic and…


Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Colony

A few of the photos taken on a recent trip to the California coast near Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Colony.Unfortunately the bulk of the elephant seals had not yet arrived at the rookery, but those young males that were around were practising sparring. The weather on the day was the best I’ve seen it there clear…