I was exploring the Everglades a few months back when I found a nest of baby alligators. It goes to show what an exciting and mysterious place the Glades really are. Last year(2016) I was able to get out there several times. This trip was in November. My usual route is to take the Tamiami Trail, which is also known as U.S. 41, to the Big Cypress National Park Visitors Center. I also stop several times on the side of the road to look at some of the big gators that line the canal bank. The visitors center has a small board walk that overlooks the canal and usually has some large alligators basking in the sun right below. The next destination is Loop road. The road’s entrance is next to the former location of the now burned down Monroe station. I won’t go into details about loop road now(that is another article). But this is my normal trip to get into the Glades. (more…)
With the summer slowly approaching and rain season not quite here yet, we thought it would be a good time to head over to the Everglades. Our destination was Loop Road, which is a 24 mile long scenic stretch with nothing but nature located about 40 miles west of Miami. This is where you want to be if your into wild life. The Big Cypress.
After the butterfly garden I decided to venture out into the more wilderness areas where I ended up seeing a ton of wildlife including a crocodile. It’s not everyday you see one of those guys in Myami. (more…)
South Florida is a mix of cities, suburbs, green spaces, waterways and wildlife. Sometimes these elements combine in some interesting ways. Majestic water fowl like Herons, Ibis, and Egrets can be found anywhere and everywhere prowling for tiny tasty morsels. Four foot long Iguanas are always pooping on peoples pool decks. And surprising encounters with alligators happen all the time. Keep your head up, eyes open, and be ready. “Fore!”
Are you ready to witness one of the most extremely violent lizard fights ever captured on camera? These mini-dinosaur like creatures you are about to see are called Knight Anoles but most people know them as Cuban Anoles. One of my first encounters with them was as a child walking down the street with a friend when all of a sudden one of them jumped off a tree and onto my friends shirt.
Now here I am as a grownup enjoying life in my backyard when all of a sudden I see these two lizards attacking each other viciously on my mango tree. I could hear bones crunching every time the lizards bit each other but what really had my stomach turning was when they started poking at each others eyes with their razor sharp claws. If you have a weak stomach do not watch this video. (more…)
I was browsing the Home Depot in Hialeah that is near the 112 exit and Okeechobee Road looking for some street art supplies the other day. After looking at the lighting, tile, and paint departments I was walking toward the exit through the BBQ grill section when I looked through the automatic glass doors at the garden center. It was around 4:00pm and the sun light was at a pleasant angle. We’ve been planning on going down to the Red Lands to shoot some photos of nurseries and farms and other stuff like that for the site, but haven’t got to do it yet. Well, while It might not be the type of unique Myami person, place, thing, or idea that we usually cover, the plants did look really nice and all of them are commonly found in local landscaping.