Posts tagged: critters

Diving Again

After a less than successful trip down to the keys last fall (bad weather cancelled most of the dives), I’m down here again to use up the last bit of my credit with Conch Republic Divers and get a little bottom time in.  On the first day, I get teamed up with Glen who is lucky […]

Friday June 7th, 2013 in , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Whale sharks!

Sandy thought I was being obsessive as I read the directions given to us by the self appointed “Whale Shark Daddy” and tried to trace out the route on google maps.  He had told us to forget google… because it doesn’t work well in Mexico.  And that may be somewhat true, but the Whale Shark […]

Monday July 30th, 2012 in , , , , , | No Comments »


Last weekend, down in Fredricksburg, my dad found a praying mantis egg case which he brought home.  The week went by uneventfully until this morning when I received a call that the egg case had gone all fuzzy.  The fuzzines was the motion of scores of baby praying mantis’ who, thanks to the warmth of […]

Sunday March 11th, 2012 in , , | No Comments »

Swallow Falls camping

Our campsite – no we didn’t sleep in the element. Our tent is just the other side of my car. We were a bit apprehensive about the weather forecast for our weekends camping trip and indeed, on our three and a half hour drive we encountered a storm that hammered us with rain so hard […]

Monday May 30th, 2011 in , , , , | No Comments »

The Jungle Place

As we were doing some research on things to do down here we found one that looked pretty interesting.  The Jungle Place was rated high on trip advisor (#6 our of 85) so we thought we would check it out.  It’s a sanctuary for Spider Monkeys about 30 km from Playa del Carmen.  They only take […]

Tuesday February 22nd, 2011 in , , , | No Comments »


So our first night here, when we were eating dinner at the resort restaurant, out of the corner of my eye I saw a brief streak of movement that quickly disappeared into the bushes.  The next morning as I walked out to get some coffee, I saw these strange five fingered tracks in the sand. Then […]

Monday February 21st, 2011 in , , , | 1 Comment »

Long Branch Nature Center

We’ve spent the last month visiting with our cousins from Norway (and many many other family members).  But sadly they’ve had to return to their own lives and have left us with a quiet house.  Too quiet… it’s a little eerie after weeks of kids playing about.  So Sandy and I decided to get out […]

Saturday July 10th, 2010 in , , | No Comments »

Springtime at the Park Dr pond

      Spring has arrived on Park Dr!  Sandy and I have noticed the trees and flowers around the neighborhood blooming and an abundance of rabbits hopping around when we take our evening walks.   And all of the hard work we’ve put into the backyard is beginning to pay off… I’ve recently added […]

Saturday May 29th, 2010 in , , , | No Comments »

Sanibel Island

We did lots of laying on the beach and lots of biking when we went down to Sanibel Island.  I’ve put together a little video of our trip.

Tuesday May 4th, 2010 in , , , | No Comments »

The critters of Orange Hill

A video compilation of some of the critters we met at Orange Hill…

Monday March 15th, 2010 in , , , , | No Comments »