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!