Wild Parrots!

When I started visiting Sarasota, I was surprised to discover that the area has a small, but vocal population of wild Quaker parrots (aka Monk parakeets).  These attractive birds like to build communal nests on man-made structures, such as bridges and telephone poles (often in and among the power lines and transformers).  Their bright green […]

The Journey Begins…

I have been coming to Sarasota as a frequent visitor for the past 15 years or so.  I was immediately struck by the lush, tropical beauty of the area (as well as the conspicuous lack of snow!)  Now that I am retired, it has become my permanent home.  I live on the southern end of […]