Monday, March 29, 2010

Signs of Spring

This year, we're actually having a change of seasons here in Florida - instead of just sliding from Winter into Spring, there are actually signs of Spring. Trees are leafing out, I've seen some anoles skittering around, lifeguards are back on the beaches, and it's warm enough some days to watch the Florida Nationals spring training.


In Spring, a young man's fancy turns to love, as evidenced in Charlie Corbeil's beautiful photo of courting Anghinas in nuptial plumage.



Charlie is the "gym rat" of the Viera Wetlands and sent along these new signs establishing the Wetland's hours of operation. (Sorry about the gym rat designation, Charlie - I've overloaded on March Madness basketball, yet another sign of Spring.)

The Sea Turtle Preservation Society works on behalf of the sea turtles year-around, but really kicks it into high gear as nesting season approaches. Good friend Paula Berntson, Paula Berntson, Brevard County Natural Resources Management, is the featured speaker at this month's STPS General Membership meeting. Paula Berntson, Brevard County NaturalResources Management. She'll talk about her particular passion, "Coastal Challenges in Brevard County- Beaches, Lighting, & Sea Turtles.” The meeting will be held at the Melbourne Beach Community Center this coming Thursday, April 1, with socializing at 7:00 and meeting at 7:30.

You may recall that artist friend Vickie visited during the Birding and Wildlife Festival and has already produced some dandy art featuring Brevard birds. She's started a new blog (see Related Links below) about sketching that promises to be a dandy.

Off to work, so I'll wish you a good Monday morning and leave you with another of Charlie's photos, this one of a Great Blue Heron with nesting material - yet another sign of Spring.

Related Links
Charlie Corbeil Photography

Vickie Henderson Art

Vickie's Sketchbook

Space Coast Eco (our Viera Wetlands post)