Category: <span>United States of America</span>

Green Cay and Wakodahatchee.

  June in Florida brings with it very hot days, high humidity and tropical downpours. Most of the wildlife that can has migrated back to the cooler climate of the north. The remainder have adopted a pattern of feeding early in the day and resting for the rest of the time. This makes looking and photographing…


Wakodahatchee Wetlands

For some years now, with family living in Florida we are regular visitors to the Palm Beach area. Each time we visit we have tried to seek out new and interesting places to spot wildlife, particularly the abundant bird life at various times of the year. Whilst looking at the Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail…


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…


A Day in Glacier Bay National Park

An unpromising start to the day, with overcast skies and rain threatening, even the Storm petrels where taking shelter from the miserable conditions on the deck of the ship. However the rangers, whose launch had come alongside from the headquarters at Bartlett Cove, assured us that when we had traveled the 65 miles up Glacier Bay to…


Ketchikan and Black Bears in Tongass Forest

Our last port of call on the way back to Vancouver was a stop on Revillagigedo Island at the town of Ketchikan, a Tlingit name for the creek that runs through the center of the town. Famed for being the salmon capital of the world it was established in 1887 when, a cannery was built,…


Humpbacks in Juneau

After leaving British Columbia in brilliant sunshine and travelling up the narrow Johnson Strait, Juneau was our first port of call in Alaska. Unfortunately, the weather by now had closed in, with light rain and mists hanging around the mountains. The locals informed us that this is considered a good day in this part of the…


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…


Wind Wolves Preserve

When you drive westwards down  from the very scenic Sequoia National Park in the Sierras in California you drive into an area, the city of  Bakersfield that’s far from scenic, in fact even the locals don’t think it has much going for it. However, not 45 mins from the city of Bakersfield you can find Wind Wolves Preserve the airs…


Praying Mantises

On a recent trip to visit  family in Bakersfield California where the temperatures were topping 100 degrees. The prospects  of finding any wildlife in the dry scrub to photograph very slim. As a starting point we had a close look in the back yard. Over the past year the yard had been turned into an oasis. With an  irrigation system and…