201603.27
Washington Oaks State Park

Washington Oaks State Park

Just south of St. Augustine lies a quaint little State Park by name of Washington Oaks State Gardens. This park consists of approximately 400 acres of coastal scenery including a hammock area of towering live oaks, hickory and magnolia trees. The region is bounded on one side by the tidal marshes of the Matanzas River…

201512.17
Blue Cypress Conservation Area

Blue Cypress Conservation Area

Blue Cypress Conservation Area serves as a gateway to the much larger Fellsmere Water Management Area. As part of the Upper St. Johns River Basin Project the area consists of some 10,000 acres of recently restored wetlands. Telephoto Florida visited in mid-December looking primarily for migrant warblers, and we were not disappointed. Dozens of Yellow-rumped…

201512.14
The Orlando Wetlands

The Orlando Wetlands

The Orlando Wetlands Park is one of the premiere birding locations within the greater Orlando area. Covering over 1,600 acres of hardwood hammocks, marshes and scenic lakes, the open waters are home to wintering waterfowl, and a host wading birds like wood storks, spoonbills, ibis, and heron. There have been more than 220 bird species…

201507.19
Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive

Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive

Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive is a one-way, 11-mile, dirt packed drive that skirts the north shore of Lake Apopka, beginning at Lust Road and ending on Jones Road in Orange County, Fla. Currently the park drive is open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and federal holidays between sunrise and sunset. Given the 10 mph speed limit it…

201504.12
Fort De Soto Revisited

Fort De Soto Revisited

Telephoto Florida found the way back to the mulberry bush of Fort De Soto for some incoming migrants.  It seems we always miss the fallouts by a day or two.  Nevertheless, two visits over the last two weeks netted four lifers and a pair of great-horned owl chicks. If you can make it to the park, April…