Our neighbor Mitch offered to take me a few miles north of the canyon to photograph the mule deer as they start to move southward. I'll get to see them later (in our yard), but seeing them now is special for several reasons... . . . Continue Reading
Have you ever wondered how scientists know when the population of a species is increasing or decreasing? Do they go out and count every single one to see how many there are? Or is there an easier way to do it?
After the Blue Heron drive, I headed towards Merritt Island, planning to take the Black Point Drive. When I got there, they were paving the road, so I went to the BioLab road instead. Heading north on Hwy 3, you will see a sign for the BioLab. Take that road and watch on the right for BioLab road. It is a narrow, gravel road that winds along the water's edge, giving you brackish water on one side, and fresh water marsh on the other.
The day started out wonderfully. I presented my Energy program at a summer camp for homeless students in South Florida. They were a marvelous group, and I had a blast. On my way home, I took some time out for some nature photography. There were scattered showers along the way, which gave me some nice lightning to watch, as well as a beautiful rainbow.
Because I post so many science photos, I get quite a few questions about photography. Some want to know what camera I use (Nikon D7000) or what editing software I use (Photoshop and Lightroom), but probably the most common questions is, "How do you manage to find so many things to photograph?"
I got the idea for this experiment while watching the sand hill cranes feeding in the fields around Hastings, Nebraska. To most people, bird watching means trying to identify different kinds of birds. Really, that is bird spotting. Bird watching means finding a bird and watching it, to see what it is doing.