Now; I have a slight aversion to ‘blogging’ because I have in the past (perhaps accurately) only associated such things with whiny emo pity-fests or a self absorbed “everybody care about my life” dissertation.
I’m not really about that: if someone really wants updates on my life and what deep thought I have about the nature of the universe and the cereal I was eating while it came to me, they can ask face to face. . . What I do intend to jot down; however, is some of the stunning array of animal and plant life, geography and pictures I happen upon during my ventures on God’s green, fertile Earth. Now, in the interest of full disclosure most of my field outings focus primarily on Reptiles and Amphibians, but I am becoming increasingly interested in the full gambit of things encountered out in nature – so I’ll do my best to include them as well.
What you’ll also find on here is some reviews of equipment I use in the field. I’m doing this because it’s the kind of thing I enjoy reading, and because it’s nice to be well prepared for whatever outing you embark upon. Can one be satisfied with a walk in the woods alone at night with only their person and the clothes on their back? Of course – but there’s also a time for camera, tents and lighting equipment. It’s all about seasons…
To kick it off, here’s a Green Tree Frog (Hyla cinerea) my wife Rebekah and I encountered on a cold late December night in Ocala National Forest.