An early morning walk at the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge yielded our first adult Loggerhead sea turtle. Plus beautiful sunrise photography!
Time to shellebrate! It’s World Turtle Day!
An early morning on the beach yielded three Green Sea turtles – a turtle hat trick for Rich!
Rich and I photographed a nesting Green Sea turtle at the Archie Carr Wildlife Refuge in early July. The poor turtle was missing a flipper.
Happy World Turtle Day! Here are some ways to celebrate Rich’s favorite flippered friends.
Two tiny Loggerhead Sea Turtle hatchlings make their way to the water this morning at the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge
When Michael invited my dad and me on a monkey cruise at Silver Springs, I had no idea what to expect…it turned out to be awesome!
Rich and I went on a turtle walk where we got to watch a Loggerhead Sea Turtle lay eggs and return to the ocean. How cool!
A fun surprise at the Orlando Wetlands Park, a snapping turtle crawled out on the road and let me take pictures of him.
For years I’ve been telling Rich about going on turtle walks when I was little. My grandparents lived really close to Loggerhead Park, a turtle rehabilitation center. It was right across the street from the beach. The center occasionally sponsored walks at night, allowing people to see the adult turtles as they come to the […]
Rich wishes everyone a Happy World Turtle Day! If you didn’t know, World Turtle Day is an annual event to protect turtles and tortoises around the world. This year Rich is helping to protect sea turtles by being an “adoptor” of a Hawksbill Sea Turtle. Here are some things you can do to help protect […]
To continue the “Lord of the Rings” titles, this post is about “The Two Turtles” (and some birds, hehe). Rich was a very happy camper when I got home from the Circle B Bar Reserve with several pictures of turtles. He said I had to post at least one – after all, this site is […]
I drooled over Dan’s recent Flickr image of a Black-Crowned Night Heron with the “out of bounds” effect in Photoshop. Then he started a blog and posted how he did it! (Thank you!) So I watched the video, learned about the effect, and had to try it myself. Rich told me that I had to […]
I’ve been reading about the Long-Tailed Duck on Birdbrains, so Rich and I decided to drive over to Lake Davis to see if we could find it. Lake Davis is a small lake in the middle of a downtown Orlando neighborhood. It’s very close to Greenwood Cemetery, but I resisted the temptation to bore Rich […]
I got in trouble with my turtle-loving husband when I didn’t post the picture of the turtle that I took at Circle B on Saturday. So here’s the turtle. Isn’t he cute? He looks like he’s going sliding on the water.
I’ve been hearing complaints about the lack of turtle posts. So here’s a turtle from the Circle B Bar Reserve this weekend!
Rich’s favorite part of our Callaway Gardens vacations is seeing the many turtles in the lakes. The two best places to see turtles are in the lake right outside the Discovery Center, and at the little pavilion by Mockingbird Lake. We also saw them sunning themselves on a log in the middle of Hummingbird Lake […]
Friends often ask why our website is called “catandturtle” when most of my photographs are of birds. Well, I’ve always been a cat lover, and Rich has grown up with an obsession for turtles. Actually, it was our cat Goldilocks who started watching birds, and got us interested in them… So when I come back […]
It’s hard to believe that Rich and I have been married for seven years. We were married at Bok Tower Gardens, so we decided to go back there today in honor of our anniversary. Rich didn’t mind that I brought The Beast along. We saw lots of great baby birds. Since it’s our anniversary, I’ll […]
It was hot this morning! We arrived at the Circle B Bar Reserve at 7:00 and hiked the Alligator Alley trail loop. This Great Blue Heron was trying to cool himself with the funky wing position – he wasn’t the only one who was hot! We checked on the Great Crested Flycatcher nest by the […]