north florida - wild florida

By: marsHen , 4:14 PM GMT on August 12, 2014

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12:00, 76f, overcast and drizzling. house temperature is actually down to 79f!
the last spate of rain at the end of last week gave us 1.3" which was sorely needed after almost 2 weeks of dry weather where the sun was merciless.
showers began again on sunday and continued through monday and into today. so far, over 1.5" of rain have blessed the farm. the rainfall totals in CK are over 2".
we need this! the temperature in this house has been between 83-85f for weeks. so-
took the day off from work to do a little housework. look out spiders!
and on a wildlife note, have never seen as many roseate spoonbills in and around CK as we have this summer. last week there were over 40 of them lounging on the shell bars out at corrigan's reef at low tide. at low tide, you can spot them almost everywhere, swishing through the shallows with their partners the snowy and great egrets.. I suspect this is a opportunistic partnership. when the spoonbills disturb the shallows, the fish that evade the spoonbills dart away only to be snagged by the egrets. egrets seem to be good at being opportunistic partners, like their land-bound kin, the cattle egrets.

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marine biologist around the Suwannee River delta. Raise Cracker sheep on an old Cracker farm ~ 12 mi. (as the crow flies) from the Gulf.