Kenneth Setzer

Lost & Found—the Atala Butterfly

Let’s look at another Lazarus species (believed extinct but found alive). This time, let’s choose an animal: I present the beautiful little gem that is the atala butterfly.

July 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

What the Mastodons Ate

I’ve been researching topics like “anachronistic fruit” for a short while now. In short, there are fruits and other plant characteristics that seem to exist for no good reason—that is … Continue reading

November 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

177 Years Ago Today . . . The Seminole Wars

Key Biscayne sits off the east coast of South Florida, just south of Miami Beach, and north of the beginning of the Florida Keys archipelago. It faces out to the … Continue reading

July 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Silver Green Forgotten Cemetery

Welcome to the second of my posts on interesting cemeteries. Last time I wrote about how wonderful cemeteries are for exploring. They contain great artwork and history in stone, interesting … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · 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

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