Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
due to medical problems.
There will not be any kayak trips in April . April trips are all canceled.
John is scheduled for a hospital procedure but will be good as new soon and will be kayaking again. That is something he loves and looks forward to.
See you on the water as soon as possible!
Get well quick, John.
Are there similar projects in SW Florida?
Do we need to be more proactive in SW Florida?
We do react to problems here. One case was the removal of an osprey nest with chicks from the baseball stadium lights. The chicks were raised elsewhere.
However, there is no ramp on the other side...just a drop-off.
There are also banks of lights which fit over the top of pipes so they can be seen by boats and beach goers in the dark.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Exotic tree invasions - mainly Australian Pine and Brazilian Pepper - crowd out native plant species and thus reduce the diversity of native plants and wildlife. Many native plants, such as Red Mangrove, play a vital role in the local ecosystem as a source of food, a sink for excess nutrients and pollution, a soil stabilizer, and a buffer against storms.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
- Sarasota Herald Tribune
This crab usually forages at night. Could he be smart enough to know that some of us are afraid of him? Probably not. Perhaps, the thought of all the picnic crumbs nearby overcame his fear of people.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
If we wanted a really accurate and meaningful celebration of Dave's life, we'd all take off our shoes and socks, and wade into the surf with a seine net. We'd place the critters we had collected onto slides and then examine them under one of Dave's ever-present microscopes and enjoy sharing and identifying our finds.
Dave always took a leadership role in the field trips, one of the key activities in the society's educational programs. ALS initiated them as one of the earliest formal recognitions of the importance of the littoral zone; these field trips have helped generations of shore-goers and beachcombers get acquainted with its inhabitants, and their role in a vital global ecology.
As many of you know, Dave was a founding member of ALS, what used to be called in the maritime services "a Plankholder".
I first met and got to know Dave Bulloch during our years of joint attendance at advisory council meetings. Dave was involved in every aspect of ALS activities, ---- field trips, seminars, conservation education, tagging fish to trace their migration patterns, and scuba diving.
It was while on a scuba diving trip off the coast of New Jersey that Dave suffered the classic symptoms of the bends. He never let the increasingly limited mobility of his decompression sickness affect his productive mind or the prodigious quantity of work he turned out.
As one of the founders of the Society, involved in every aspect of governance and policy, he was eventually elected its President. It meant a great deal to me when I found myself transitioning to that position . I could always count on his rare combination of low-key good humor, serious purpose, and common sense to get us through any problems. -- Hal Pelta
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Hands on learning experience about the critters of the Bay and views of nesting bird life on board the Carefree Learner. Leave from Bayfront Park . The Carefree Learner is docked next to Le Barge, near Marina Jack's.All trips are on Tuesdays, from 1 to 3 pm.
Members $12, non-members $18.
Make reservations early, Call Bobby at (941) 927-3409.
Apr. 12, 1 9, 26
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
- Sarasota Herald Tribune
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
If enough people are interested, we'll do the PICNIC right afterward. Picnickers should call Chuck at 488-8998 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . We need an idea of numbers and will ask folks to bring something. Basic items (dogs, burgers, condiments, plates, charcoal, etc.) will be supplied.
Monday, March 7, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
gibbesi, is found from Massachusetts to the Gulf.
It is a relative of the blue crab.
(I just noticed that there appears to be button-like eyes on the back side of the main shell. The real eyes are on the claw-side/mouth-side. I'll have to do a bit more research on crab eyes. -ed)
(Photo by Dave Bulloch)
Saturday, March 5, 2011
(You can either click on the "Neath Southern Skies" link and read the article from Florida International University's Library or read each of the 4 .jpgs below in your photo reader.)