Friday, July 31, 2009

Gator skin

I am sorry these images are pretty rough, I spotted this gator hanging over the guard rail along SR 29 just before Immokalee, this is a first for me. I have no idea what they were doing.

Helmet head

Taken on the Nancy Payton Preserve prescribed burn...

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Bootlaces Fire

This same area burned 3 years ago in May 2006. With the ongoing drought it seems we have gained a large number of south florida slash pine seedlings in areas they wouldn't normally be found. The deer come in shortly after a burn here in Florida, and this buck was in rut chasing around a small doe.

Bahia Honda

Photos are from my last trip down to the Keys, lot's of large jellies passing under the bridge.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


On my return from the keys we stopped at one of my favorite Hispanic restaurants in Homestead, we were serenaded by some mariachis. The food was stunning as always.

El Toro Taco

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Burnin' Burnin' Burnin'

End of the burn season, and now bring on the rains.

Ghosts in the swamp

Friday, July 10, 2009

Swallow Tail

A Swallowtail Kite takes off from it's perch

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Pine Island Burn

A hot day to burn, but we managed to complete about 300 acres by hand this afternoon. Temperatures in the low 90s and humidity in the mid 50s!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Running North

Took this picture on my trip out to check out an area we hope to burn this week, small aperture with a long exposure and low ISO give us the movement.