DO YOU SEE THIS FIGHTING CONCH’S LITTLE EYES?
Nature is full of surprises that amaze and inspire…
But sometimes we have to LOOK.
I wanted to share these wonderful nature photos taken by my brother Todd, March 28, 2020, near the House of Refuge and the Crossroads of the St Lucie River-Indian River Lagoon. Birds, blue water, and for me, the best of all, the determined eyes of this handsome brown-orange colored fighting conch? Incredible!
This post is a precursor, as later this week I will begin a water quality series that will open our eyes to a “better water future.”
How so? ~My brother Todd Thurlow, creates water quality maps with the help of Dr Gary Goforth and these maps really give insight into nutrient pollution and how it gets into our state waters. I will be sharing and explaining these maps. I figure many of us have some time as most of us are at home due to the coronavirus pandemic. ” We can learn something while doing the right thing for our country.
~Until then, enjoy Todd’s photos, and may we all, human and mollusk alike, keep our eyes out and keep fighting for a better water future!
Fighting Conch in area of the Crossroads, Martin County, FL ~always return sea snails to the water!
HOUSE OF REFUGE, BLUE KEY, CLEAN WATER #LakeO discharge free ~going on 2 years….
A BROWN PELICAN DIVES FOR FISH NEAR INDIAN RIVER PLANTATION, MARRIOTT
A TALL LEGGED “SANDPIPER” FEELS FOR FOOD (WILLET) 🙂
8 thoughts on “Eyes Out!”
Those eyes are amazing! I had no idea.
The sandpiper is a Willet, a seasonal visitor along our shoreline in winter and early spring.
Thank you for all of your updates. For the last 5 years I have been relying on the valuable information you pass along on river water quality, and also delighted by the history posts of old Stuart. Keep it up!
Dear Pete, Thanks so much for letting me know the bird is a Willet! I will add! I am happy the information is of value. All the best!
Lovely pictures, and have never seen a conch like that, thanks for posting!
Jacqui, I love you and all your pictures and posts and never get tired of receiving them. Thank you so much for all you do to keep us aware of the beauty around us we take so often for granted, and also informed of the need to protect and live in harmony within our local ecosystem and by extension our planet as a whole. Please keep up your amazing work!!
p.s. that conch is the cutest 🙂
Thank you so much Katie. All the best!