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Sarasota Daily Photo · 2W ago

Autumn in Winter

Believe it or not, this is what the cypress trees look like now at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. Normally, this time of year, the trees are bare. But, look at those fall colors -- amazing! Ap...
Sarasota Daily Photo · 3W ago

Red Shouldered Hawk

 As a volunteer at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary led me toward the coiled up, well camouflaged cottonmouth, this big guy swooped in and landed a few yards away from me. He certainly seemed to be...
Sarasota Daily Photo · 4W ago

Cottonmouth

Do you see it? Also known as a water moccasin, this cottonmouth snake is venomous and, as you can see, blends in amazingly well with its surroundings. Yikes!  I was a healthy distance away...
Sarasota Daily Photo · 4W ago

Anhinga Family

 The SDP team visited Audubon's Corkscrew Sanctuary yesterday and had a great adventure!  Most of the sanctuary is open once again after it was closed for three months due to extensive damag...
Sarasota Daily Photo · 1M ago

Frolicking Manatee

 Recently, the entire SDP team visited Blue Spring State Park in Florida. The St. Johns River runs through the park and during the colder, winter months the constant 73 degree water flowing...
Sarasota Daily Photo · 1M ago

Touch Down!

 The eagle has landed! I visited the eagle nest in N. Fort Myers over the weekend to see if I could catch a glimpse of the two little eaglets in the nest. They're less than a month old, and...
Sarasota Daily Photo · 1M ago

Prairie Warbler

 I knew this cute little guy was a warbler.  But, the question was...What kind of warbler? Turns out it's a prairie warbler, which, according to bird guide descriptions, lives in the south ...
Sarasota Daily Photo · 1M ago

Sunbathing

The last two times I've visited Six Mile Cypress Slough I've spotted an alligator sunbathing on this raft in the middle of a lake.  (I love how its tail is hanging over the edge in this sho...
Sarasota Daily Photo · 2M ago

Big Beast

This is why you shouldn't stroll through the brush in Florida.  I spotted this big beast sunbathing next to a water filled ditch in rural Sarasota.  As I drove by, I did a double take and ha...
Sarasota Daily Photo · 2M ago

And So It Begins

Kicking off the holiday season with the traditional unraveling of the Christmas tree lights!