Friday, November 19, 2010

Back in the Saddle

Yes, my postings have dropped off but I'm still around! Should be back to normal starting this upcoming week.

In the meantime, a few pictures from a recent trip to north Florida.

First, the Monarch butterfly migration through the St. Marks National Wildlife Reserve was right on schedule, catalyzed by a cold front to the north:

Literally thousands of them, everywhere, feeding up on pollen for their long journey ahead.

Then, over at Wakulla Springs, I got to see a Green-backed Heron for the first time:

Back in Colorado, I was surprised to see in Robert Folzenlogen's Birding Guide to the Boulder-Denver Region that these herons are sometimes summer visitors here. Will be on the lookout for them, next year!

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