See the adjacent photo of cactus blossoms on the Conservancy’s Silva tract, right next to the gate. For some reason, there is exception color on this very old cactus plant on the preserve this year. I’ve heard people say that there is nothing but green and brown color on the preserves during the summer. This standout cactus puts an accent on that!
Conservancy field personnel captured this close-up of an osprey (Pandion haliaetus) flying overhead from a nearby perch. The photo was taken on Conservancy mitigation land associated with a managed marsh complex. In prior years, some called this species the “fish hawk.” Clearly, the claws would be useful in catching fish.… Continue Reading Nail trim needed?