#NotesFromTheRiver – The Tiny Terror


Dusky Pygmy Rattlesnake
(Sistrurus miliarius barbouri)

It’s Wednesday again, and that means time for my weekly post on the St. Johns River Eco Tours blog. This one finishes off the last of four posts dealing with the only dangerous snakes in central Florida. Hope some of you will enjoy checking  it out and maybe sharing it here and there. Next week’s post will probably involve something of the feathered persuasion. 🙂 In the meantime, here’s the link to this one:

#NotesFromTheRiver – The Tiny Terror

#NotesFromTheRiver – #WednesdayWonders


West Indian Manatee

Celebrating my friend Doug Little’s one-man wildlife photography exhibit at Enterprise Heritage Center & Museum, today’s #NotesFromTheRiver post features an assortment of some of my personal favorite photographs taken by Doug along the St. Johns River. Hope you’ll stop by and check them out, and please considers sharing, too. THANKS!

#NotesFromTheRiver – #Wednesday Wonders – The Photography of Doug Little

#NotesFromTheRiver – #BackyardBirds

This week’s post on #NotesFromTheRiver features a couple of “little brown jobs,” the official and totally technically correct phrase birders use for non-descript birds they can’t identify at a glance. Hopefully, after reading this post, those of you interested in such things will have a better chance of doing so, though with LBJs, nothing is guaranteed! Check it out. The pictures alone are worth it. 😀

#NotesFromTheRiver – LBJs

#NotesFromTheRiver – Catching Up is Hard To Do (My Apologies to Neil Sedaka)

Photograph by Doug Little

Doing my best to dig myself out of the hole Hurricane Irma threw us in, and I think I just might be able to see the light of day above me. At last! Hope some of you will stop by to check out today’s post on the St. Johns River Eco Tours blog. With any luck, I’ll be posting there weekly again. Workin’ on it! 😀 Enjoy!

#NotesFromTheRiver

This Week’s #NotesFromTheRiver – The Fairest of Them All

Managed to find a few minutes in the midst of the chaos around here, to put up my winners for the Fairest of Them All–all, being the animals (and one flower) that call the St. Johns River Basin home. Take a look, and see if you agree with my choices! 😀 And if you do stop by, hope you’ll share far and wide, as always.

Next week, I’m hoping to be able to get back to more in depth #NotesFromTheRiver posting again. In the meantime, here’s the link for you:

#NotesFromTheRiver – The Fairest of Them All

Finally! #NotesFromTheRiver is Resuming!


This Guy Would Love to See You There!
(Note: This is an alligator, honest. No crocs up here.  😀 )

I’ve been unable to keep up with all my blogging due to everything that’s been going on since Irma came a-calling, but I am starting back up with one of my favorite things: my nature blog for St. Johns River Eco Tours. Today’s post on #NotesFromThe River is about an upcoming event a week from Saturday. (January 13) Hope you’ll check it out and share far and wide, and if any of you are in the central Florida area, hope you’ll consider coming to see Doug and I at DeBary Hall Historic Site for this fun program.  Thanks for helping spread the word.

#NotesFromTheRiver – Presentations, Photography, and Information, Oh, My!

Correction to the #NotesFromTheRiver – That OId Coot Post!


American coot (Fulica Americana)
Photo by Doug Little

So sorry, folks! I must have been in a Stupid yesterday, which is a lot like a stupor, only with a bad case of DUMB added in. 😯 I totally forgot to include the range map of the American coot the post, and because of that, I made a mistake in saying coots were only in Florida in the winter. Doh! I assumed that to be the case, because that’s when huge migrating rafts of them start to appear on our lakes and rivers. But the truth is, there are non-breeding coots to be found here all year long. (Once again, I’m referring ONLY to the feathered variety, though I’m pretty sure this holds true of the other kind as well. Probably why they’re so grouchy!) 😀

I have added the range map to the post, and I’m sharing it here, as well, for any who want to take a quick look. As you can see, coots are spread across a huge swath of the United States, and well into Canada, as well as south into central America. So, if you live in the U. S. and have a hankering to see some for yourself, you stand a pretty good chance of being able to do so. Again, sorry for the omission yesterday, but hope this makes up for it.

If you haven’t yet read the entire post, you may do so here:

#NotesFromTheRiver – That Old Coot!