March in Bloom

Mango lovers, behold:Can’t resist a hidden beach trail.And warm sandy feet.Watched our box turtle friend lay some eggs! Looking forward to hatchlings.Lots of orchids blooming around the yard. I think this one was a gift from Jennifer and Dennis.And the screech owls found the owl box, also a gift from Jennifer and Dennis. New path. Jaboticabas are popping. Such a cool fruit and it makes the best jelly.
We loved spending a week with Anna and Alison in our neck of the woods. Stumbled upon a geocache treasure.Added something to the loot and put it back.Wild oranges.A very fuzzy tussock moth caterpillar.Had the best time watching Anna’s soccer games at IMG Academy.
I wrote about the new stone crab regulations in Edible Nature Coast. I had some fascinating conversations with scientists from FWC and Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch, along with a few crabbers willing to talk to me. We’re all hopeful.These months go by too fast.

See you back here in April.

10 Comments March in Bloom

  1. Dorothy Malizia March 27, 2022 at 4:03 pm

    It’s so cool that you found the geocache! Great photos!

    1. suwanneerose March 27, 2022 at 5:00 pm

      We find something new every time!
      See you in a few…

  2. Pat Deas March 27, 2022 at 5:17 pm

    Enjoy your posts so very much! Happy April!

    1. suwanneerose March 28, 2022 at 4:11 pm

      Thank you so much, Pat!

  3. misti March 28, 2022 at 12:22 pm

    Oh, so glad your crab article worked out! I’ll see if it is online to read! Love the garden photos. 🙂 See you in April!

    1. suwanneerose March 28, 2022 at 4:04 pm

      Thanks, Misti! I struggled through that article for a while but I finally found great sources. It turned up a lot of interesting connections with seagrass and other issues that I couldn’t fit in that story, but hopefully I’ll have a chance to one day. Hope you’re enjoying these perfect spring days before the heat kicks in.

  4. Jennifer March 28, 2022 at 4:32 pm

    Thanks for sharing the link to your article. Well written and great to inform us all.
    And, we are so excited that you have Owls in the box already. I hope you have as much fun as we did, watching them. We even got to witness and hear what seemed like a lesson in communication from parent to baby once. In the middle of the day, parent, on a fence 10 feet away, making different screech owl sounds at the baby who was in the opening of the box.

    1. suwanneerose March 29, 2022 at 8:39 am

      I was so excited to see that adorable little screech owl peek out. I hope there are babies. We miss you guys! Hope you’re enjoying spring in the Pacific Northwest. Looking forward to hearing about your latest adventures.

  5. Evamgelia March 29, 2022 at 4:23 pm

    Thank you for sharing such beautiful photos and curious sightings of unusual finds. Always enjoy your post, happy Spring!

  6. Evangelia March 29, 2022 at 4:28 pm

    Thank you for sharing such beautiful photos and curious finds, I always enjoy your post, Happy Spring!

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