Last time I was at the Zoo Tampa, about two months ago, there were unfortunately a lot of people not wearing masks and crowding together. Being outdoors, the zoo is pretty corona-safe, as long as you are masked and stay away from the crowd. Meanwhile, although the local infection rate is still about twice as high … More A Day at Zoo Tampa
Encountered during my daily walks.
While taking my daily walk in the Sawgrass Lake Nature Preserve (which is across the street from my house), I happened to see this: At first I wasn’t sure if they were going into that tree stump or coming out, but as I got closer I could see scout bees returning: And knew that it … More A Honeybee Swarm Searches for a New Home
Some photos from a walk along the Tampa Bay waterfront.
This park in St Pete FL marks one of the places where Spanish conquistador Panfilo de Narvaez landed in 1528. It is small—just a few acres—and most people come here just for the boat ramp and fishing pier, but there’s a lot of history here too. When Panfilo de Narvaez arrived in Florida in 1528, … More Jungle Prada de Narvaez Park
Some more birdies and beasties seen during my regular daily walks in St Pete.
Tampa Bay gave the world the “Mullet” haircut. Sorry about that. But to make up for it, Tampa Bay also gave the world the Cuban Sandwich. Despite the name, the Cuban Sandwich does not come from Cuba—at least not directly. It’s a Florida specialty that appeared during the wave of Cuban immigrants to the Tampa … More The Cuban Sandwich
I’ve visited Sunken Gardens a lot and have done a lot of photos here. It’s a great place for a walk, and it’s nice and shady so it’s cool on hot sunny days. So join me for a nice relaxing virtual walk.
Found this little girl crossing the path in front of me at Sawgrass Lake. This is a Florida Box Turtle. Box Turtles used to be very common in the pet trade, but nearly all of them were taken from the wild and it began to impact wild populations, so now they are legally protected. I … More I Get to Play With a Turtle
Some Florida critters encountered during my daily walks.