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Siesta time on the lake! The gators haven’t been out as much since the start of gator season (not shockingly), but I’ve gotten to know a couple of their hang out spots.

Good morning. I discovered ripe wild persimmons this morning. A few years ago I didnt even know what a persimmon was. Now I live in an area where they grow wild. Shake the tree and only eat the ones that fall fresh on the ground. They are super sweet. If you pick one thats not ripe, the tannin will make your mouth dry and numb. #foraging #wildfood #wildedibles #wildgrown #persimmons #wildpersimmons #persimmonfruit #fallharvest #fallfruit #survivalfood #survival #eattheweeds #floridatrees #naturalfood #naturalresources #floridawild

During our panhandle trip over Labor Day weekend one of my goals was to find the Ornate Diamondback Terrapin. I would have been happy with 1 individual, but instead we found 3!! This was the same time we also found several Gulf salt marsh snakes. We found a small juvie terrapin, a medium juvie, and a monstrous 1000 gram + big momma! Biggest terrapin I’ve ever seen. These three animals were measured, weighed, tagged and released as part of a research study. And apparently it’s the largest female they’ve tagged thus far in their study of 100 individuals. It was extremely exciting to find these 3! ❤️I like turtles❤️ Terrapins are a coastal species inhabiting estuarine environments such as marshes and mangroves. Florida is home to 5 subspecies, 3 of which are only found off the coasts of Florida! Malaclemys terrapin macrospilota . . . . . #terrapin #diamondbackterrapin #ornatediamondbackterrapin #herping #herpingtheglobe #floridaherping #florida_greatshots #floridawild #floridawildlife #naturephotography #adventuregirl #girlslovenature #turtles #turtlesofinstagram #turtlesofinsta #iliketurtles #adventurer #respectnature #canonphotography #macrophotography #wideanglephotography #marsh #marshgrass #spartinagrass #estaury #herpers #hikingwithfriends #terrapinsofinstagram #hiking #saltwater

Giant school of rays off Palm Beach! Great work on the capture and editing @ceebz_gerard 👏👏 #floridaexplored . . . #palmbeach #planetearth #droneoftheday #sharealittlesunshine #westpalmbeach #keepflwild #visitflorida #discoverflorida #realflorida #floridawild

Stingray sleeping in the sea grasses. Such an amazing experience 😍

My man treated me to an awesome day of paddling along the canals with manatees and lots of spanish moss .. all of my favorite things @freeballinpgh #floridawild #floridazed #roadtrippin #southbound #paddle #paddlelife #kayaks #yaking #exploremore #liveauthentic #manateepaddle #manatees #crystalriver

My man cooling down in those crystal clear spring waters, after an hour into paddling the intercoastal canals #floridawild #floridazed #intercoastal #paddlelife #kayaking #yaking #manateepaddle #manatees #crystalriver #cooloff #myman #lazyhiker

Paddling Three Sisters Spring to see some manatees .. we saw 2 on our paddle in #manatees #manateepaddle #threesisters #floridawild #floridazed #exploremode #exploremore #liveauthentic #naturecoast #lostcoast #paddlelife

Just leave me here...Three Sisters Spring, and we saw 3 manatees along our inner coastal paddle to the spring! #manatee #manatees #crystalriver #floridawild #floridazed #exploremode #paddlelife #kayaking #roadtrippin

Sparrow Good News Becky Windsor removes the predator-deflection fence from a just fledged Florida Grasshopper Sparrow nest. One fledgling perches on the grass ready to fly into the surrounding prairie. Archbold Avian Ecology biologists began monitoring the endangered Florida Grasshopper Sparrow at Avon Park Air Force Range (APAFR) in 2003. For the last two years, Archbold has also monitored sparrows on a private ranch in Osceola County. While research on Florida Grasshopper Sparrows is a team effort, the ranch work is led by Becky Windsor, a former Archbold Avian Ecology Intern and graduate student. Without the intervention of biologists like Windsor, the success of Florida Grasshopper Sparrow nests is very low. The top predator at the Osceola private ranch is the Red Imported Fire Ant. To increase the population of this sweet sparrow, biologists surround each nest with a predator-deflection fence and treat nearby fire ant nests with ultra-hot water. Because of these protections, not a single sparrow nest was lost to fire ants this year! Becky Windsor was supported by biologists at nearby Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area, Greg Thompson, an Archbold research assistant working at APAFR, and Dr. Josh King (University of Central Florida), who developed the hot water fire ant treatments. Led by Dr. Reed Bowman, Archbold’s Avian Ecology Program Director, this is one crack team of experienced field biologists working hard to save the Florida Grasshopper Sparrow from extinction. After a typical morning on the ranch mist-netting Florida Grasshopper Sparrow fledglings and killing fire ants outside a newly hatched sparrow nest, Windsor shared, ‘They are just a great species. People always wonder why we are focusing on this tiny sparrow with so few left. The conservationist in me says this is our moral responsibility to preserve what is left…which can be said for all species. They may not be as charismatic as a tiger, but they have the right to exist. I love them.’ #FloridaGrasshopperSparrow #FloridaWild #EndangeredSpecies Photo by @IntoNatureFilms.

Its there world too

Thankful Hurricane Florence passed us by in western VA. Days of storms have me missing thunderheads over the Gulf of Mexico ⛈ . . . . . #optoutside #outdoorwomen #nature #wildheart #wildernessculture #environment #wildlife #explore #adventure #noplanetb #wilderness #wonderlust #weneednature #keepflwild #floridawild #gulfofmexico #ocean #thunderstorm #birdkey

I love Orangutans...especially the old Rastafarian looking guys. I wonder how old this guy is...years ago in Salt Lake City, we met their older Orangutan and he was just the sweetest soul #orangutans #orangutan #loveorangutans #saveorangutans #zootampa #tampazoo #floridawild #floridazed #liveauthentic #zoolove #roadtrippin #favoriteanimal #spiritanimal

Keeping a lookout for crazy ladies that lean into our enclosure for a picture #meerkat #meerkats #meerkatsofinstagram #zootampa #zoolove #littlethings #allthesmallthings #tampazoo #floridazed #floridawild #roadtrippin #liveauthentic #exploremode

My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness. Continue to allow humor to lighten the burden of your tender heart. — Maya Angelou #travel #traveling #quotes #vacation #visiting #instagood #trip #holiday #photooftheday #fun #travelling #tourism #tourist #instapassport #nature #mytravelgram #travelgram #travelingram #igtravel #photooftheday #photography #portrait #picoftheday #love #look #instagood #365daychallenge #floridawild #wild #wildflorida

Birds on the jetty. Way cute!

There is something so beautiful about an okra flower. 😍🌱

Some Roseate Spoonbills in the tide water. Photo taken at MacArthur State Park. Have a fantastic Tuesday. Please follow my Instagram page for more bird photography. Birding season is just getting started. Thanks. #spoonbill #roseatespoonbill #floridawild #wildlifeaddict #wildflorida #pinkbird #tidewater #southflorida #birding #singerislandscenes @singerislandscenes #singerisland #floridawildlifephotography #macarthurstatebeachpark #threebirds #birdwatching #wildlifeviewing #floridastateparks #naturephotography #nikonUSA

- An idea—it’s worth a mention, though words prove hard to believe, that the creature without a soul, appears much wiser than me. To live for the sake of living— a thought hardly I can admit, but the creature without a soul, that it bothers not a bit. - - Moral of the story: Humans like to moan and groan about the smallest of things. That’s why we’re so much more intelligent and content than animals. Right? - - - - - - #floridabirds #floridaphotographer #floridawildlife #floridawild #floridanature #wildbirds #egret #featheredfriends #poetryofinstagram #poemoftheday #poetrycommunity #moralofthestory #wildlifephotography #birdphotography #fineartphotography #roamflorida #floridaexplored #westpalmbeachfl #palmbeachfl

Hiding from all my responsibilities like...

Dragonflies have been around me lately 😊 this one landed on my car. I read they represent the multi vibrations of the universe🌌 #dragonfly #naturelover #naturephotography #floridawild #instaphotography #instaphoto #photographers #universe #positivevibes #gold

Double tap if you agree with the third picture #cutie #playingdead

OCHOPEE 1986: This photograph was taken on the side of the road. Some of the most beautiful scenes are not noticed when driving by them at 70 mph. This was one of the first black and white photographs I took with my 8”x 10” view camera after my son was killed by a drunk driver. This was also one of the photographs that encouraged me to change from color photography and begin, once again, to photograph with black and white film. . . . . #sharealittlesunshine #florida_greatshots #exploreflorida #floridawild #clydebutcher #bwphotography #monochrome #landscapephotography #darkroomphotography #alternativeprocess #ilfordphoto #fineartphotography #artofvisuals

Already making some new friends. #fencelizards #swifts #lizards #floridawild #floridawildlife #countryliving

Regrann from @natgeo - Photo by @CarltonWard | Meet the Florida panther — the last subspecies or puma remaining in the eastern US and Floridas state animal that shows us what we need to do to keep our state wild. This frame was captured on Babcock Ranch using a custom made camera trap. I’ve been working in this area for two years for my #pathofthepanther project with @NatGeo @myfwc @fl_wildcorridor and recently @nature_org. A male panther like this one has a home range of 200 square miles — and area so large that outside of Big Cypress National Preserve multiple properties are usually required to support a single panther. That makes panthers excellent ambassadors for protecting the statewide network of public and private lands that makeup #FloridaWildlifeCorridor. And if we don’t protect the Corridor, panthers will not have access to enough of their historic habitat to recover to sustainable numbers. But by investing in conservation in the Everglades Headwaters and beyond, we have a chance to restore panthers to their former range throughout the eastern US for the benefit of people and wildlife. #panther #floridawild #keepflwild - #regrann

When youve had a hard day #Cebra #Zebra #Horse #caballo #Wild #FloridaWild #Zebroid #Zorse

The stand I left home at 3am and went to a completely different place for sunrise. I had never been there before, and when I got there in the pitch blackness wasnt too keen to get out of my car and hike for miles down the overgrown trail to get there. My flashlight illuminated a zillion spiderwebs. Scratch that plan. With sunrise fast approaching, I scrambled for a spot, and shot palm trees and beautiful wide open green fields being lit up on the farmlands. Once the sun was up, on my way to my next stop I decided to take a look down a road that I had never been down before, and found this! My new secret spot. Not telling. :p Ill be back to catch it in better light another day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #roamflorida #roamtheplanet #travelmore #exploremore #floridaexplored #hashtagflorida #staysaltyflorida #lovefl #loveflorida #realflorida #therealflorida #visitflorida #landscape #landscapephotography #florida #trees #treesofinstagram #naturelovers #nature #naturalflorida #wildflorida #keepflwild #pureflorida #instagram_florida #floridawild #itsamazingoutthere #lifeofadventure #floridanature #conserveflorida #conservation

Rarely we stare at a pic and wonder how it was done! This is just a beautiful shot of our Magic City by @living.stills 🙏🏼 Thank you for showing us what this city can be! .

Manatees up close 😍

I could spend a lifetime enjoying all the birds down here #ibis #loveanibis #wildlife #floridawild #explore #roadtrippin #floridazed #saltlife #birdwatching #southbound

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