• The Oaks of Delray

    By / August 16, 2008

    This weekend, instead of shepherding a bunch of birders around the flooded fields of Belle Glade as I normally do, I volunteered to do trail maintenance, weeding, and trash pickup at another local natural area managed by the Department of Environmental Resources Management: Delray Oaks. The site is one of my favorites: it’s in south… Read more

  • Scrubbing, part two

    By / July 27, 2008

    As the morning wore on, the work crew wore out. The sun rose higher, the temperature followed suit, and the little pick-me-up afforded by the popsicles and other treats wore off. Good thing for this tired man that his family was standing ready to pick him up. As he returned to the truck, he phoned… Read more

  • Scrubbing

    By / July 24, 2008

    The summer sun in Florida is brutally hot. It’s almost directly overhead, and the protection supposedly afforded by Earth’s atmosphere seems marginal at best. Those who live only a short distance from the beach can look forward to the cooling effect of the sea breeze, but for those of us who are farther inland,

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