The Amazing River of Hanging Pumpkins

The Amazing River of Hanging Pumpkins

The Chassahowitzka River is a popular outdoor recreation in area on the west coast of Florida, north of the metropolitan area of Clearwater, Saint Petersburg, and Tampa. The river has gained a renown that is surprising for a waterway that flows less than five miles. On the other hand, perhaps the compact nature of the […]

Florida has Parrots?

Florida has Parrots?

Parrots in Florida Each morning as I sit on my porch, a screeching fills the sky. A moment later, a flock of parrots flies over. The green birds let everyone know they are coming while they apparently communicate to one another about – well, who knows what. Parrots arrived, or at least were noticed, back […]

The Big Florida Hunt of 1869

The Big Florida Hunt of 1869

The year of the big hunt was 1869. Florida had been part of the United States for only 48 years and Pinellas County was just getting its start. In fact, it was not yet called by that name. It was a wild, and as yet untamed area in that year. Wild animals roamed freely; too […]

Life among Florida Mangroves

Life among Florida Mangroves

Mangroves trees are a common sight along the coast of Florida, some growing only to the size of bushes while others reach heights of fifty feet or more. But who really cares about mangrove trees? If you knew more about them, you might be more interested. Not only do they create a habitat for a […]

Fishing Charters on the Florida West Coast

Fishing Charters on the Florida West Coast

A fishing charter into the waters of the Gulf of Mexico is a dream come true to many. The beautiful blue waters, the warm climate, and the fantastic fishing combine to create one of the best fishing charter locations in the country. But what does a fishing charter on Florida’s West Coast entail? That’s a […]

Hopping a Ride on the Little Toot Dolphin Tour

Hopping a Ride on the Little Toot Dolphin Tour

After years of watching the Little Toot dolphin tour set out onto Clearwater Harbor, I finally decided it was time to get on board. While I’ve done dolphin sighting cruises at Clearwater Beach before, I’ve never done one on the unique vessel called the Little Toot. In fact, the best dolphin pictures in my collection […]