Wild Florida: The Bobcat

Last week I was chatting with someone in my mobile home complex in St Pete FL when he happened to mention that one of the ladies nearby had been walking her dog very early one morning and saw “a HUGE cat” crossing the road in front of her. She thought it might have been a Mountain … More Wild Florida: The Bobcat

Tampa’s Lettuce Lake Park and Florida’s Skunk Ape

Florida’s version of Bigfoot is known as the Skunk Ape. The big hairy dude has reportedly been stomping around in the Everglades for at least 200 years, and there have been over 500 sighting reports in Florida, Georgia and Alabama. According to the tales, the story of the Skunk Ape goes all the way back … More Tampa’s Lettuce Lake Park and Florida’s Skunk Ape

Green Heron

Green Herons are pretty secretive and don’t like to be watched, which makes it a bit hard to photo them. Here are some of the best shots that I have gotten of Green Herons over the years.

When the US Military Overthrew a Dictatorship–In Florida

In 1890, the Mayor of a Florida town established what was a virtual dictatorship that ruled by terror, until he was finally driven from office by a military force sent in by the President. Today, Cedar Key, part of a clump of small islands about 130 miles north of Tampa Bay, is mostly uninhabited and the … More When the US Military Overthrew a Dictatorship–In Florida