Kenneth Setzer

Category Archives: Discovery

Spring Treats

Spring is different in South Florida than in most parts of the country. Though we do have seasons, their transitions are more recognizable due to changes in humidity and the … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ocean Rocks Part Two — Ball’s Pyramid

Nearly a year ago I wrote about Rockall, an odd lump sticking out of the North Atlantic. I’m finally getting around to another ocean rock. What’s the hurry?

April 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mangrove Finds — A Quick Follow Up

I can’t believe it. In my last post on finding cool stuff at the beach and in the mangroves, I failed to include one of the strangest things I’ve found.

February 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beachcombing for Things You Cannot Buy

Beachcombing ‘for’ isn’t even accurate. You can’t beachcomb for anything. You get what King Neptune thinks you need, and maybe you need nothing. And in the spirit of full disclosure, … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Island Can Only Be Found by Those Not Seeking It

While perusing CNN for anything of interest this headline grabbed my attention: “An ‘Undiscovered’ South Pacific Island”

November 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Vestiges — Ancient and Otherwise — in New York City

I recently returned from a long weekend in NYC. I hadn’t been back since 2008, and as always it has changed a lot. A bit cleaner and seemingly safer; consequently … Continue reading

October 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Moonlore: Our Verdant Satellite that Never Was

One August morning in 1835, New Yorkers awoke to the increasing heat and humidity of a typical northeast summer. Any one of them wanting to read about the events going … Continue reading

May 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Ocean Rocks, Remote and Romantic — A Series for Those Who Stare at Maps

I’ve always loved to think and daydream. And maps and globes have always been catalysts to my daydreaming and pondering — particularly the little dots in the middle of nowhere … Continue reading

May 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

I Met a Scrimshander

I was lucky enough to meet a very talented man many years back, with interests similar to mine (nautical art & oddities being one of them). He, however, didn’t just … Continue reading

March 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Hey, Look at This Weird Thing I Found!

I’d like to write a couple posts about finding things. Coming across a lost or discarded item might not seem to have much to do with photography and nature, but … Continue reading

February 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Green Animals are Cool

Now that Nome’s fueled up, I can get back to nature. Thanks to my neighbor across the street, who knows I like “weird things,” I’ve recently become acquainted with this … Continue reading

January 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

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

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

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

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

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

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