Wednesday, December 21, 2011

J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Nature Photo Gallery

From now through February at J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge going towards Captiva near Crow will be hosting my nature photo gallery for all to see. For all those visiting or local the address is 1 Wildlife Drive Sanibel, FL 33957. I am really excited to have this chance to have Ding Darling host my gallery. I had never printed any of my photos in a 30x40 metal print medium before. The photo below is the one I used for this test of that size. Feel free if you find spare time to come on down and take a look at the gallery. The hours of Ding Darling are posted below. Hope to see you all down at Ding Darling. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Education Center1 Wildlife Drive Sanibel, FL 33957
May 1 - December 31
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
January 1 - April 30
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Dissecting A Hornets Nest

I apologize for the long absence. I have been dealing with a sinus infection that doesn't want to go away. I am back now and ready to get to work. For Thanksgiving I went to North Carolina and around where we were staying I found this hornets nest that had fixed itself to the underside of a gutter. After a while thinking about it I decided to have it taken apart to show everyone what it looks like on the inside being how impressive looking it is on the outside. As we started cutting into it one thing that we found inside of it was a yellow wasp. I am not sure what it was doing in there as it looked like all the eggs had hatched and were already gone. Layer by layer we removed finding it quite interesting to see how much paper there was and how big the comb was they had built.