May 24, 2022.Reading time 4 minutes.
Loggerhead Shrikes are nicknamed Butcherbird (not to be confused with true butcherbirds of Australia). An apt moniker as demonstrated by the shrike and unfortunate grasshopper below. Loggerhead Shrikes are song birds that are Raptor-mini-me’s. Skilled hunters from perches, they use their strong hooked beaks’ “tomial teeth”, pointy projections on the upper cutting edge, to dispatch […]
May 16, 2022.Reading time 8 minutes.
“A string of counties studded with emerald-like gulf waters, deep springs and rivers, stretching along the same Florida coast” John Muir 1867 https://www.naturecoaster.com/discover-the-history-of-floridas-nature-coast/ “A string of counties”: Eight counties to be exact. Eight counties carved from the Big Bend Coast geological region. Eight counties that came together in the 1990s to form an unofficial region […]