Can’t wait to show you these – but I’ll have to!

Although I’ve now got the high speed internet connection, the transformer for my laptop has decided to give up the ghost. It works for a short amount of time and then switches itself off! Very annoying to say the least! Anyway we will be home in sunny, cold, Dorset on Sunday so I will have to catch up with my Florida Keys posts next week.

To get your appetite whetted… things I haven’t shown you yet: video of very pink roseate spoonbills feeding, alligators in the Everglades, a very handsome green/brown/blue 2ft lizard I found on my walk yesterday, gorgeous giant green dragonflies and bright red dragonflies, a digger wasp digging out his nest and filling it in again, woodpeckers feeding, and a northern mockingbird sat in a tree giving me the once-over!

Men of War and now Zebras!

This trip I’ve seen Men of War on the beach, but this zebra isn’t of the four-legged variety. It’s a beautiful butterfly called the Zebra Longwing Heliconius charithonia and was actually made the official butterfly of Florida in 1996. I wonder if we have an official butterfly of Dorset?… doubtful!

Zebra Longwing at Crane Point Florida Keys Continue reading