Tuesday, January 19, 2010
It's been three years now since I was in the middle of the ivory-billed woodpecker search on the Choctawhatchee River in Florida. It was one of the most enjoyable times of my life, despite seeing or hearing nothing strongly suggestive of an ivorybill. Say "Florida" and most people think of Disney World or beaches. As this photo of the tail end of my pickup (with kayak) shows, we were operating in a very different part of the state. If you want to get a taste of it, check out Erroll Morris' film, Vernon, Florida. I'm ready to go back.
"Now, this here's a gopher..."