Florida Wildlife Corridor

Tall Timbers Reality Check

A female red cockaded woodpecker flees after her session inside Joel’s photo tent. It was interesting to watch this bird escape by running up the trunk, rather than immediately flying away. Within 10 seconds she was in the tree canopy,…

Excerpts from my field notes: F011 Capture, 16 December 2005

F011 is a study animal on the University of Kentucky’s South Central Florida black bear research project. Here she’s framed in a distinctive Florida ‘bayhead,’ where she will den and eventually raise a litter of cubs. Photo by Carlton Ward…

Excerpts from my field notes: F011 Capture

F011 is a study animal on the University of Kentucky’s South Central Florida black bear research project. Here she’s framed in a distinctive Florida ‘bayhead,’ where she will den and eventually raise a litter of cubs. Photo by Carlton Ward…

The Marsh in August

Two awesome summer spectacles have haunted my nights during the last month: the full moon, and huge lightning storms. I was in bed late one night in August when this approaching thunderstorm woke me. With the moon out, the marsh…

Canepatch Camp to the River of Grass

I worried about Day 4 for the previous three months. From our camp at Canepatch on Avocado Creek we were to head east through a maze of creeks and small channels that drain from the river of grass into the…

Ocala Timberlands

In late October, I had the chance to photographs some beautiful timberlands owned and managed by Rayonier. We had visited the same location near Ocala National Forest back in March during the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition. To capture the textures…

Friday April 20, 2012 – Day 95

The Expedition is in its final days. We are camping now on the Suwannee River, ten miles north of the town of Fargo, Georgia. This is the fourth of six days on this water. It is an unplanned for treat…

Okefenokee Lilly

Okefenokee, a photo by Carlton Ward Photography on Flickr. Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition, Day 99 A water lilly catches evening twilight as dusk settles over the Okefenokee. Transitioning sunset to new moon darkness while paddling through Chase Prairie, a sea…

Final Hike

Okefenokee, a photo by Mac Stone for Carlton Ward Photography on Flickr. Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition, Day 97 The rain soaked team treks from the Mixon’s Hammock campsite in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge toward their boat launch. After a short…

Camp Blanding

The expedition spent yesterday, April 9th, at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center near Middleburg, Florida. Yesterday our team met with Land Component Commander Brigadier General Richard Gallant to discuss Camp Blanding and its approach to conservation. FFWCC Director Nick Wiley…