Thursday, December 20, 2007
Another great week in the swamp, so the year is ending on a high note. The TNC Florida office had our Holiday party at Bahia Honda state park, which was really fun. Ruddy Turnstones, a type of sandpiper, were really active bulldozing the piles of seaweed around. These Laughing Gulls were also chasing things in the surf as the tide comes in (they are currently in their winter plumage, which is why they appear more drab than in summer). Like the rest of the USA, the Keys had a cold front blow through earlier in the week, with temperatures plummeting to as low as 72 degrees in the daytime! Brrr! Well, if that makes you envious, don't worry... since it never freezes here, the mosquitos and noseeums always think it's a Christmas Feast.
I'm flying out tomorrow, so I'll be home for Christmas. I'm looking forward to being home again!
I wish everyone a wonderful holiday, yuletide greetings, and a peaceful and prosperous new year!!!!!