I went to the Everglades on Memorial Day to show a friend the 'Glades. She had never been before. Also I wanted to get some photos of a collegue's research sites. I wanted to capture the drastic break between hammock and pineland plant communities. Unfortunately the place I went did not have the drastic break that I was looking for. However, I took some nice pictures of the pinelands.
Fortunately the mosquitoes and hordes of biting insects were not yet out in force and weather was not unbearably humid and hot. With a little DEET and cold water to drink we were okay. I am sure we caught the tail end of the ideal 'Glades hiking season.
Not much to report as far as interesting animals, except that the Florida softshells were out in force. Several females were attempting to lay eggs. They had to cross the sidewalk to reach ideal nest substrate, but the continual passing of tourists on the sidewalk and the heat of the asphalt kept them at bay. Also I saw a spotted tilapia nest with 2 adults (I presume the parents) guarding the nest. About 200 eggs were laid on a piece of wood. I took a few pictures of some pretty little flowers (I do not know their names). Unfortunately it was not the ideal trip to take pictures of animals. First they were not out and about as they sometimes are and second I needed more time to take pictures.
Red-headed agamas are living in the Madagascar succulent exhibit. I saw at least one adult male and few juveniles. They are the the Agama agama africana subspecies.
(24 June 2007)
Corinthian will run in the Suburban Handicap G1 at Belmont on 30 June. The race will be on TV. More...
(21 May 2007)(30 May 2007)
Corinthian won the Met Mile G1. He is now a multiple graded stakes winner and 3 for 4 on the year. More...
(21 May 2007)
Vitruvius was scratched from the Peter Pan Stakes G2 because of a skin disease that was not responding to treatments. More...