Air Plants to Some, Bromeliads to Others

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Air Plants to Some, Bromeliads to Others

Growing up in Southwest Florida, air plants were just about as common to me as sea gulls. Over the years as I gradually fell into the role of a naturalist and wildlife photographer, I’ve heard, learned and picked up a lot of information about these unusual plants and their habitats. Not only are they special, they are

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Orchid Hunting in the Florida Everglades

Orchids. Just the very word brings to mind a vision of exotic color, delightful texture and fantastic shapes, and the scent of consummate and delicious fragrances. Often it evokes feelings of peaceful reflection, caring, and a love for nature’s most wondrous flowers. Orchids are often thought about in the most serene, zen-like way – absolute

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American Caesar’s Mushroom

Sometimes I find a beautiful specimen in nature that I simply just can’t identify. Tonight I finally identified a beautiful red mushroom I photographed five years ago in Fakahatchee Strand of Southwest Florida’s Western Everglades. I knew immediately it was an Amanita, but which one? I had no idea. I have a bookshelf of field

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Zen and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance – Tools of the Trade for Serious Nature Photography

Recently I made a trip down to South Florida to one of the best places to see the real Everglades: the Shark River Valley. This is essentially the living and beating heart of the Everglades, and is only accessible by airboat, touristy tram ride, on bicycle on the same tram road, or on foot. I

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