Okefenokee Swamp: A Spooky Wildlife Haven In Southeast Georgia

This winter while we were still in Wisconsin I read a really awful book set in the Okefenokee Swamp. I didn't even finish it. I knew about the swamp before that but really wanted to visit after that, more than before. Just before heading to Tallahassee to meet my parents, we made a day trip…

Baby Gator Haven At St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

The only thing we knew we really wanted to do in Tallahassee was visit the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. I knew I wanted to go in the morning for the best lighting and the first day it rained so we decided to go for the next morning. We went early but not too early.…

Get Your Bird On At The Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge On Sanibel

I love visiting wildlife refuges and one we knew we wanted to visit when my parents were here was the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. It's a tiny little refuge on the bay side of Sanibel. The first time they came to visit, we went to the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge and…

Birding Paradise In Florida: Hike The Marsh Trail In Ten Thousand Islands

I can't believe it took me three trips to Everglades City before I hiked the Marsh Trail. Even more shocking, it was three visits before I even knew this trail existed, how wild is that? And we usually stay for 7-10 days which makes it even more surprising! Well, in 2021 I managed to hike…