Kenneth Setzer

Nome Fuel Crisis Update: View the Activity on the Ice

After some difficulties approaching Nome, it looks like fuel will be delivered to the city today from the tanker via hoses along the ice. The U.S. Coast Guard is keeping … Continue reading

January 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Nome’s (not) Burning.

Because apparently it’s running out of gas and oil. I’m lucky to have been to the great state of Alaska twice, and both times have been to the city of … Continue reading

January 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Reindeer and Caribou and Christmastime

This day has got me thinking about reindeer and caribou, and which is which. While toads and frogs have differentiating characteristics and behaviors, and are definitely quite different animals in … Continue reading

December 25, 2011 · Leave a comment

Castellow Hammock Continued

Way back in October, I posted about a great walk I took through the Miami-Dade County Park of Castellow Hammock. It was great in no small part due to the … Continue reading

December 24, 2011 · Leave a comment

Octopus Picture – Underwater Photo – National Geographic Photo of the Day

I WISH this was my photo. It’s just such a perfect image of one of my favorite animals, I had to share it. A octopus in its octopus’s garden.   … Continue reading

December 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

Camera as Telescope — Jupiter’s Moons!

Just a quick post today. I’ve been into photographing the moon for a few years when it appears in an interesting way, like as a blue moon (the 2nd full … Continue reading

December 9, 2011 · Leave a comment

My Further Photographic & Anthropological Adventures in the Field

I usually prefer finding photo opps rather than setting them up. It just seems more interesting to me to find the unexpected. I visited a nature preserve last Saturday, hoping … Continue reading

November 30, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Forest Provides — Orange Marmalade?

I found this beautiful orange jelly fungus in the shade under some Silk Floss trees. There were about five “piles” of them. It’s hard to capture them in a photo; … Continue reading

November 7, 2011 · Leave a comment

Found: The Big, Bad Manchineel Tree

I found it! In my earlier Post on the poisonous Manchineel tree, I had yet to find the specimen supposedly growing at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. I returned on October … Continue reading

November 4, 2011 · Leave a comment

Ah the Fecundity! A Fungus Walk through Castellow Hammock

This post has been long in the making. Not the text, which isn’t very involved, but the photos. Saturday, October 15, 2011 was an overcast day after many days of … Continue reading

October 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

And with that, I leave you with a Cuban Tree Frog

I couldn’t resist posting today, even briefly, and especially to show this cute little Cuban Tree Frog (Osteopilus septentrionalis) I discovered sleeping between the water-filled leaves of a bromeliad. It … Continue reading

October 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

Digger Bee Squatters’ Rights

You know the nozzle sprayers that go on the end of your garden hose? I have one unused in my yard, just sitting on a shelf between some plants. I … Continue reading

October 13, 2011 · Leave a comment

Painted Buntings, Nature’s Paint Palette, Return for the Winter

The Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris) is unarguably the most colorful bird I could hope to see in my neighborhood in South Florida. We’ve got all kinds of parrots and other … Continue reading

October 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

Clathrus Crispus, the latticed stinkhorn

I like photo opportunities best when they seem to be presented to me, rather than preplanned or set up. It’s a serendipitous gift from nature in my eyes, providing a … Continue reading

October 6, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Greenhouse Frog

Frogs and amphibians in general are our environmental “canary in a coal mine.” Because they have porous skin, and need to return eventually to water to avoid dessication, they absorb … Continue reading

October 1, 2011 · Leave a comment

Seeking: Killer Trees and Forbidden Fruit

There are poisonous trees in the world, but one is so poisonous, it’s said if you fall asleep under it, you will sleep forever. It’s called the Manchineel tree, Hippomane … Continue reading

September 29, 2011 · Leave a comment

Amanita muscaria, or do mushrooms have quadruped envy?

In late July, I was lucky enough to be in Colorado’s Clear Creek County area, at a dude ranch with my family. One option, not for the faint of heart … Continue reading

September 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

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