July 7

Saturday, July 7 – We started the day early with a paddle over to the Gulf. The tricky part was passing the channel markers in between motor boats. We saw a blue heron, heard an osprey and several woodpeckers. We often turned to see a fish jumping or the concentric rings still moving the surface […]

July 6

Friday, July 6 – Meeting with the Turtle Program staff at MOTE. Plans made to shadow them once a week on morning outings and once a week for night patrol. In the afternoon, we took a reconnaissance trip over to Casey Key to have a look at the turtle nest locations that we will start […]

July 5

Thursday, July 5 – Visit to hiking paths, Oscar Scherer State Park  | Excellent day of recording both video and sound. We met a family of scrub jays. The river water had a lazy, southern feel, especially in slow motion setting. Here and there, yellow partridge peas attracted the butterflies.

July 4

Wednesday, July 4 – Independence Day, holiday – 2018 | 8 am. – When I think the day is just getting started, the paddlers are coming back to the clubhouse carrying their canoes. We recorded sound and video on the Kilbourne Nature Trail here at the Bay Preserve and on the docks. We played a […]

July 3

Tuesday, July 3,  2018 – First day on the ground | Meeting with Suzanne Gregory, Director of Programs & Marketing and Lee Amos, Land Steward. Tour of the house. Meeting with Pam, Sabrina and Sam. We drove to Sarasota to get art supplies. We are excited to be here and feel very welcomed.