Key deer are very tolerant on human presence and you often get to see their behavior close up. It was amazing to spend time watching them.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012
Parfrey's Glen Wisconsin back in 2007 before a major flood in 2008 & 2010 that caused extensive damage. It closed in 2011, but is now again open. http://www.devilslakewisconsin.com/information-center/other-natural-areas/parfreys-glen/
Thursday, January 19, 2012
It is always special to see rare species, but this past week we were able to see several endangered species. We saw key deer, an American crocodile, miami blue butterflies and I am sure others. These deer were hanging out on the beach after a storm the night before. At the Deer Run B&B On Big Pine Key, Florida Keys.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Friday, January 6, 2012
We caught this little Peromyscus in the garage where it liked nesting in our car's engine compartment. She or he (too much of a gentleman to look) got greasy from the bait in the trap, so it stayed with us for a few days to get cleaned up before releasing it into the park. It seemed to do ok with it's unfortunate incarceration, eating and drinking heartily, and when released, it dived energetically into a large pile of brush. I am not sure if it is P. maniculatus or P. leucopus, both are found locally.