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Who doesn’t need a wink from an adorable eastern screech owl to brighten their day? Swipe for that cute wink! 🦉 A huge thank you to the International Society of Anthrozoology for an excellent conference this week in Orlando, covering everything from animal-assisted therapy to avian rehabilitation to captive wildlife management. Looking forward to taking what I’ve learned back to @vamdcentaur to better serve our animal and human community! . . . . . #ISAZ2019 #animalhumanrelationship #anthrozoology #vamdcentaur #owl #easternscreechowl #petpartners #animalwelfare #orlando #florida

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Backyard explorations lead to some of the most amazing discoveries 🌿 Cascade Falls, Jefferson National Forest #lovewhereyoulive . . . . . . #optoutside #outdoorwomen #nature #wildheart #wildernessculture #environment #wildlife #explore #adventure #noplanetb #wilderness #wonderlust #weneednature #virginia #virginiaoutdoors #cascadefalls #nationalforest #getoutside #hike #womenwhohike #waterfall #loveva

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Contrails over Cabbage Palms. An unforgettable sunset evening spent in the Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge during the #glades2gulf @fl_wildcorridor expedition in 2015. . . . . . #optoutside #outdoorwomen #nature #wildheart #wildernessculture #environment #wildlife #explore #adventure #noplanetb #wilderness #wonderlust #weneednature #connectprotectrestore #floridawild #keepflwild #lovefl

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“Creepy” or misunderstood critters have always held a special place in my heart. From the numerous snakes and lizards I had as a child to the bats I now help to study, it’s often the animals people are most afraid of that are the most fascinating. My bat-researcher husband @sam.freeze and I had the delightful opportunity this weekend to take several members of our family netting in @princewilliamforestpark, where we caught a record 35 bats in one night. Seeing the bats through their eyes, as people who might otherwise not give them a second thought and now are fascinated with these furry flying mammals, was a true joy! Photos by Jose Camargo. . . . . . #optoutside #outdoorwomen #nature #wildheart #wildernessculture #environment #wildlife #explore #adventure #noplanetb #wilderness #wonderlust #weneednature #virginia #virginiawildlife #bats #nps #nationalparks #research

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Hidden gem on the forest floor! This male eastern box turtle waited patiently for us to pass before continuing his evening forage 🌿 . . . . . #optoutside #outdoorwomen #nature #wildheart #wildernessculture #environment #wildlife #explore #adventure #noplanetb #wilderness #wonderlust #weneednature #turtle #boxturtle #forest #virginia #virginiawildlife #turtlelove

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Front yard treasures. Little mockingbird snuggled down in a cozy nest, waiting for the cold Virginia drizzle to end. . . . . . #optoutside #outdoorwomen #nature #wildheart #wildernessculture #environment #wildlife #explore #adventure #noplanetb #wilderness #wonderlust #weneednature #birds #birdsofinstagram #babybird #virginia #virginiawildlife

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Today is #worldoceansday, which provides an opportunity to honor, help protect, and conserve oceans around the globe. For centuries, people have assumed that our vast oceans were limitless and immune to human impacts. It’s only recently that scientists have come to understand the devastating effects we’ve already had on our seas. Here are a few things you can do to help protect the oceans we all depend on for life: 1. Vote responsibly. 2. Eat sustainable seafood. 3. Reduce energy use. 4. Use reusable plastic products. 5. Properly dispose of hazardous materials. 6. Use less fertilizer. 7. Pick up garbage and litter near beaches. . . . . . . #optoutside #outdoorwomen #nature #wildheart #wildernessculture #environment #wildlife #explore #adventure #noplanetb #wilderness #wonderlust #weneednature #worldoceanday #oceans #saveouroceans

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Our film “The Last Green Thread” is now available to watch online, thanks in large part to @rei! Witness a group of dedicated conservationists and friends journey through the narrowest section of the Florida Wildlife Corridor, discovering with each step that though the obstacles to connectivity are great, this last green thread is teeming with life, and still worth protecting. Link to film in bio. #floridawild #keepflwild #lovefl #heartland2headwaters #lastgreenthread #connectprotectrestore

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Bats aren’t the only creatures stirring under the cover of darkness 🌙 . . Researchers set up “mist nets” in locations they are interested in catching bats. Sometimes, other creatures get caught instead! This southern flying squirrel was quickly released back into the trees to continue its night of foraging. . . Herps (reptiles and amphibians) are another nighttime specialty. Here, a young northern watersnake snacks on a fish, a grumpy toad guards a bridge, and a little two-lined salamander investigates a rocky outcrop. . . #optoutside #outdoorwomen #nature #wildheart #wildernessculture #environment #wildlife #explore #adventure #noplanetb #wilderness #wonderlust #weneednature #research #nightlife #virginia

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If you can handle the heat, summer in Florida’s swamps is a magical time. The strap ferns are in their full glory, vibrant green and thriving, and all manner of orchids begin to bloom. The cypress trees sing with the music of birds, amphibians, and more insects than you can count. Fear not the swamp, but the idea of loosing its mysterious beauty forever to the rampant development threatening the very life of #wildflorida. Photo by @carltonward, #onassignment for @natgeotravel and @sharealittlesunshine, summer 2015. . . . . . #optoutside #outdoorwomen #nature #wildheart #wildernessculture #environment #wildlife #explore #adventure #noplanetb #wilderness #wonderlust #weneednature #floridawild #keepflwild #lovefl #sharealittlesunshine #corkscrewswamp #oldgrowthcypress #swamppeople

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A collared trogan, one of three trogan species in Trinidad, snatches a stick insect for lunch. We could hear the crunching from where we stood! . . . . . #optoutside #outdoorwomen #nature #wildheart #wildernessculture #environment #wildlife #explore #adventure #noplanetb #wilderness #wonderlust #weneednature #bestbirdshots #birdsofinstagram #honeymoon #trinidad #trogan #jungle

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Sorry, no carrots in that basket! 🥕 This sweet mare is part of an ongoing research project I am documenting for @vamdcentaur studying the levels of cortisol stored in mane hair. Cortisol levels in hair can be directly linked to stress levels in horses and other animals. Knowing what those levels are can give us a better understanding of potential stressors horses encounter, and we can help them, and future horses, live more stress free! I think we could all use a little less stress in our lives, don’t you? 🐴 ❤️ . . . . . #hokievet #hokiepets #vmcvm #vamdcentaur #animalhumanrelationship #vetmed #virginiatech #animals #veterinarymedicine #strongertogether #horses #horsesofinstagram #research

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I spy with my little eye something...colorful! A channel-billed toucan briefly peaks out from its hiding place in the canopy of a large mango tree 🥭 . . . . . #optoutside #outdoorwomen #nature #wildheart #wildernessculture #environment #wildlife #explore #adventure #noplanetb #wilderness #wonderlust #weneednature #bestbirdshots #birdsofinstagram #honeymoon #toucan #jungle #trinidad

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Trinidad remains approximately 70% forested across the island, with almost 50% of that forest being uncut, virgin rainforest. That number is practically unheard of across South America. We are losing rainforests at an unprecedented rate across the world to agriculture and other urban development. Finding this waterfall, hidden down in a valley steeped in thick, lush jungle, made me pause in thankfulness for the emerald gem that is the rainforests of Trinidad. . . . . . #optoutside #outdoorwomen #nature #wildheart #wildernessculture #environment #wildlife #explore #adventure #noplanetb #wilderness #wonderlust #weneednature #honeymoon #waterfall #jungle #rainforest #deforestation

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Peek-a-boo, I see you! The common tent-making bat roosts during the day under palm fronds. They use their sharp teeth to chew a small circle at the frond’s base, which folds the frond over into a cup-like tent. Home, sweet home! . . . . . #optoutside #outdoorwomen #nature #wildheart #wildernessculture #environment #wildlife #explore #adventure #noplanetb #wilderness #wonderlust #weneednature #honeymoon #trinidad #bats #trinibats

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White-necked jacobin enjoying an afternoon rainstorm in the jungles of Trinidad. Tried to channel my inner @jessfindlay for some hummingbird magic ✨ . . . . . . #optoutside #outdoorwomen #nature #wildheart #wildernessculture #environment #wildlife #explore #adventure #noplanetb #wilderness #wonderlust #weneednature #honeymoon #bestbirdshots #birdsofinstagram #trinidad #hummingbird

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High in the canopy, a Cook’s tree boa (Corallus cookii) sneaks through the branches, seeking a feathery dinner. Night time in the Trinidadian swamp yielded some epic creatures! 🌙 . . . . . #optoutside #outdoorwomen #nature #wildheart #wildernessculture #environment #wildlife #explore #adventure #noplanetb #wilderness #wonderlust #weneednature #honeymoon #trinidad #snake #snakesofinstagram #swampthing #wild

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Every evening, 25,000 scarlet ibis descend into the mangrove wilderness of Caroni Swamp to roost. Often called the “mini Everglades”, Caroni provides a refuge for this once persecuted wading bird. The scarlet ibis is the national bird of Trinidad and Tobago and was almost hunted to extinction for their bright plumage. Now revered by many Trinidadians, they are a shining example of the sacrifice of generations of conservationists, many of whom literally gave their lives in protection of this spectacular bird. Watching hundreds of flocks descend, like gems falling from the azure sky into the mangrove jungle below, was a sight I will treasure forever. . . . . . #optoutside #outdoorwomen #nature #wildheart #wildernessculture #environment #wildlife #explore #adventure #noplanetb #wilderness #wonderlust #weneednature #bestbirdshots #birdsofinstagram #trinidad #scarletibis #honeymoon #caroniswamp #internationalconservation #worthmorealive

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My, what a long tongue you have! The common long-tongued bat is a nectivorous bat native to Trinidad. We were fortunate enough to spend several evenings with them at the @asawrightnaturecentre. Many hundreds of photos were taken trying to catch that crazy tongue in action! 👅 . . . . . #optoutside #outdoorwomen #nature #wildheart #wildernessculture #environment #wildlife #explore #adventure #noplanetb #wilderness #wonderlust #weneednature #trinidad #trinibats #tropicalbats #bats #honeymoon

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Dreaming of rainy afternoons on the veranda @asawrightnaturecentre, where this white-necked jacobin was ready for his closeup! . . . . . . #optoutside #outdoorwomen #nature #wildheart #wildernessculture #environment #wildlife #explore #adventure #noplanetb #wilderness #wonderlust #weneednature #trinidad #asawright #hummingbird #bestbirdshots #birds #birdsofinstagram #tropicalbirds #honeymoon

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Leaving a month of tropical living for “real life” in the chilly north today. Take me back to Trinidad! 🇹🇹🌴 . . . . . #optoutside #outdoorwomen #nature #wildheart #wildernessculture #environment #wildlife #explore #adventure #noplanetb #wilderness #wonderlust #weneednature #trinidad #honeymoon #vacation #palms #island #sunny

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Ghost orchids in the Fakahatchee, barred owls in the Everglades, and marrying the love of my life. I’d say 2018 has been pretty spectacular! Cheers to a bright and adventurous new year 🥂

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And just like that, we found paradise 🌊 . . . . . #optoutside #outdoorwomen #nature #wildheart #wildernessculture #environment #wildlife #explore #adventure #noplanetb #wilderness #wonderlust #weneednature #honeymoon #tobago #caribbean #bluewatersinn #island

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In search of tent-making bats and chevron tarantulas, we found a hidden waterfall 🌺 . . . . . . #optoutside #outdoorwomen #nature #wildheart #wildernessculture #environment #wildlife #explore #adventure #noplanetb #wilderness #wonderlust #weneednature #trinidad #asawright #waterfall #paradise #hiddenwild #jungle

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Trinidad, you’ve stolen my jungle-loving heart 🌿 . . . . . #optoutside #outdoorwomen #nature #wildheart #wildernessculture #environment #wildlife #explore #adventure #noplanetb #wilderness #wonderlust #weneednature #trinidad #jungle #honeymoon #asawright

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Yesterday, surrounded by the best family and friends, under the graceful arms of the grand oaks, I married my best friend. Overwhelmed with joy, thankfulness, and endless gratitude for everyone who helped make this day the most perfect day! And thank you @carltonward for always being my unofficial photographer 🌿 #freezetheday

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The closest thing this Florida girl has ever had to a white Christmas 🎄 . . . . . #optoutside #outdoorwomen #nature #wildheart #wildernessculture #environment #wildlife #explore #adventure #noplanetb #wilderness #wonderlust #weneednature #winter #snow #virginia

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Frozen wilderness just outside our front door ⛄️ . . . . #optoutside #outdoorwomen #nature #wildheart #wildernessculture #environment #wildlife #explore #adventure #noplanetb #wilderness #wonderlust #weneednature #ice #snow #frozen #virginia

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#Repost @carltonward. Join the mission to #keepflwild by contributing to the #PathofthePanther campaign today! Link in bio 🐾 ・・・ Looking into the eyes of this wild Florida panther made me see the Everglades in a new way, somehow from her perspective. Now I am offering this photograph in print for a new @kickstarter campaign supporting the Path of the Panther project. Please visit the link in my bio or pathofthepanther.org to join this movement to #KeepFLWild. Small open edition prints and large limited edition prints are available. #pathofthepanther #gratitude #floridawild @ilcp_photographers @fl_wildcorridor @insidenatgeo

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Marshes on my mind this morning. Throwback to paddling through the twisting, turning beauty of Chassahowitzka, where the Sabal palms are more beautiful around every bend 🛶 . . . . . #optoutside #outdoorwomen #nature #wildheart #wildernessculture #environment #wildlife #explore #adventure #noplanetb #wilderness #wonderlust #weneednature #floridawild #keepflwild #lovefl #sunshinestate #chassahowitzka

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Living vicariously through my favorite explorers while they premiere our latest @fl_wildcorridor adventure doc by @grizzlycreekfilms and @danny_schmidt, “The Last Green Thread”, down in FL. Narrow and fragile it may be, the Corridor under I4 through Orlando is still viable and worth protecting. 72 miles of paddling, biking and hiking proved that! Here’s some of my behind-the-scenes favorites from the #heartland2headwaters 2018 expedition. Photos / @alexofthewild #floridawild #keepflwild #lovefl #connectprotectrestore

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The trees may be bare, but there is an eerie beauty to the stark, leafless forest. Still and quiet, waiting for life to return with the spring. . . . . . . #optoutside #outdoorwomen #nature #wildheart #wildernessculture #environment #wildlife #explore #adventure #noplanetb #wilderness #wonderlust #weneednature #fall #winter #fallleaves #fallcolors #forest #virginia

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#Repost @fl_wildcorridor. Help us be a positive force for conservation in Florida. Every donation makes you part of our mission to #keepflwild! ・・・ Please join us for #GivingTuesday on 11.27! We want to share our latest film about the journey during the Heartland to Headwaters Expedition—but we need your help! Your tax-deductible donations can help us share this film with more people across the state: https://bit.ly/2OMIi0d (Link in bio!) Photo by @alexofthewild

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Thankful for this beautiful planet we are privileged to call home. What are you thankful for this season? 🍃🍁🍂 . . . . . #optoutside #outdoorwomen #nature #wildheart #wildernessculture #environment #wildlife #explore #adventure #noplanetb #wilderness #wonderlust #weneednature #reflection #thanksgiving #thankful #fall #fallleaves #clouds #cloudyskies

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#Repost @carltonward. These two kittens are the future of wild Florida. Protect them with your vote on Nov. 6! ・・・ Voting this week is the best way you can help save Florida. These two Florida panther kittens, photographed earlier this year by one of my camera traps, are among the first known panthers born north of the Caloosahatchee River in the past 45 years. This is a big deal for the potential recovery of their species -- Florida's state animal and the last subspecies of puma surviving in the eastern United States. Until last year, the known breeding range of the Florida panther had been isolated to the southern Everglades (see map). Now the panther has a chance to recover into its historic territory throughout the northern Everglades and beyond. Conservationists and panthers are doing their part. Now it is up to the rest of us. Because without accelerating the pace of land conservation and investing in large landscape opportunities like the Florida Wildlife Corridor, we will not be able to balance conservation with development that continues to consume more than 100,000 acres of wild Florida each year (see second photo of new houses cutting into the wildlife corridor near Orlando), and is projected by its current trajectory to destroy 5 million acres of the Florida Wildlife Corridor by 2070. But it does not have to be that way! Landowners, land trusts and government programs are aligned to save wild Florida. We just need the political will to make it happen. Please learn where candidates stand on conservation. Florida Conservation Voters ( @FCVoters) and Florida newspapers are good resources to help you make informed choices. Voting for conservation is ultimately voting for people. I look into the eyes of these young panthers and see hope for wild Florida and hope for my own children -- that they can both inherit a state in balance, but only if we insist that our elected officials will honor the will of Floridians and protect more land. Please make your voices heard with your votes! @FL_WildCorridor #FloridaWild #KeepFLWild #RiseOftheFloridaPanther #hope #panther #everglades #vote #conservation

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Happy Owl-oween! Nothing compares to the spooky goodness of an owls hoot on a dark and stormy night 🌙 🦉 shot #onassignment for @natgeotravel in @evergladesnps with @carltonward back in 2015. . . . . . #optoutside #outdoorwomen #nature #wildheart #wildernessculture #environment #wildlife #explore #adventure #noplanetb #wilderness #wonderlust #weneednature #owl #halloween #floridawild #keepflwild #lovefl #everglades #noworneverglades

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Bitter winds and frosty windshields are only bearable for this FL girl because of the color explosion all around 🍁🍃 . . . . . #optoutside #outdoorwomen #nature #wildheart #wildernessculture #environment #wildlife #explore #adventure #noplanetb #wilderness #wonderlust #weneednature #fall #fallleaves #fallcolors #loveva #virginia

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Science communication is such a powerful tool, and leveraging photography to tell the story of science is my greatest passion! I feel beyond blessed to work for an organization that values science communication, the animal-human relationship, and research into the health and well-being of animals great and small. @vamdcentaur partnered with students from the @virginia.tech School of Architecture to study the best way to build shelters for the optimal health of animals and greatest benefit to people working and coming to adopt. Brilliant! Here, VT students explore the shelter, taking measurements of noise levels and light temperature (important for animal comfort), and we meet the resident shelter ferret! 🐶🐱 . . . #hokievet #hokiepets #vmcvm #vamdcentaur #animalhumanrelationship #vetmed #research #virginiatech #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #shelter

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#Repost @natgeo. One of my favorite memories from the #glades2gulf expedition; a magical misty Chassahowitzka morning ✨ ・・・ Photo by @CarltonWard | I grew up on the Gulf Coast of Florida. It’s where I first fell in love with the water and became a conservationist. Stories from my parents made me realize how much the health of the estuaries and fisheries had degraded in just one generation. For the past dozen years I’ve been focused a bit further inland, working to raise visibility of the Florida Wildlife Corridor — a 17-million acre network of connected wildlife habitat that is very much threatened from expanding roads and development. The Corridor is hidden in plain sight for most of Florida’s 21 million residents and 120 million annual visitors, and same could be said for the Gulf. I am thankful to have experienced the intersection of these two worlds during the 2015 #Glades2Gulf Expedition (supported by @insidenatgeo). This photo was made on Day 10 of that journey among tendrils of the Chassahowitzska River delta. I couldn’t find my team members to use as subjects during the first of the magical sunrise, so I set my camera on a tripod, started the interval timer and paddled off into the fog. The experience was one of my favorites from the 70-day trek. Later that year, this image was selected as the cover for The Forgotten Coast, made for PBS by @GrizzlyCreekFilms. In many ways, the Gulf of Mexico is America’s Forgotten Coast. Last week the specific region of the Florida panhandle officially known as the Forgotten Coast was devastated by Hurricane Michael. My prayers are with the people, many whom lost their homes. Let us remember and support them. You can donate to the Red Cross hurricane relief through the link in my bio. #ForgottenCoast #GulfofMexico #Resilience @Sea_Legacy @ilcp_photographers @mallorydimmitt @joeguthrie8 @natgeoimagecollection #FloridaWild #KeepFLWild @fl_wildcorridor

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First frost of fall ❄️ . . . . . #optoutside #outdoorwomen #nature #wildheart #wildernessculture #environment #wildlife #explore #adventure #noplanetb #wilderness #wonderlust #weneednature #virginia #winter #frost #fallleaves

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Don’t need rose-colored glasses to see the world as warm and bright 🍃🍁🍂 . . . . . . #optoutside #outdoorwomen #nature #wildheart #wildernessculture #environment #wildlife #explore #adventure #noplanetb #wilderness #wonderlust #weneednature #fallcolors #fallleaves #blueridgemoments #blueridgemountains #blueridgeparkway #northcarolina

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I fell in love with Cedar Key on the 2015 #glades2gulf @fl_wildcorridor expedition while trekking through Florida’s “Forgotten Coast”. A once thriving fishing community, Cedar Key fell on hard times after the in-shore net ban was passed a few decades ago. This resilient community turned their hardship into strength by becoming one of the biggest producers of clams in the state. Thinking of them and the rest of the Panhandle now as #hurricanemichael barrels towards this idyllic corner of #wildflorida. #Floridawild #keepflwild #lovefl #floridastrong

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Still reflections on a warm fall day. Seasons turn slowly down in the valley ⛰🍁 . . . . . . #optoutside #outdoorwomen #nature #wildheart #wildernessculture #environment #wildlife #explore #adventure #noplanetb #wilderness #wonderlust #weneednature #fall #fallleaves #mountains #pond #reflections #valley #hillandvalleyregion #virginia #loveva #virginiaisforlovers #virginiawildlife

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The days are shorter, nights longer, and color is coming back to the Blue Ridge 🍂🍁 . . . . . . #optoutside #outdoorwomen #nature #wildheart #wildernessculture #environment #wildlife #explore #adventure #noplanetb #wilderness #wonderlust #weneednature #fall #mountains #fallcolors #fallleaves #october #blueridgemountains #blueridgeparkway

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Celebrating #nationalpubliclandsday with a throwback to one of the most epic sunrises I’ve ever witnessed. Our public lands are a treasure, and worth protecting. Support protection of public lands by going out and enjoying them for yourself, then voting for public officials who will keep them wild and free! . . . . . . #optoutside #outdoorwomen #nature #wildheart #wildernessculture #environment #wildlife #explore #adventure #noplanetb #wilderness #wonderlust #weneednature #publiclands #conservation #yosemite #yosemitenationalpark #california

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Thankful Hurricane Florence passed us by in western VA. Days of storms have me missing thunderheads over the Gulf of Mexico ⛈ . . . . . #optoutside #outdoorwomen #nature #wildheart #wildernessculture #environment #wildlife #explore #adventure #noplanetb #wilderness #wonderlust #weneednature #keepflwild #floridawild #gulfofmexico #ocean #thunderstorm #birdkey

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#Repost @carltonward ・・・ For the past two years I have been pursuing Florida panthers with camera traps — the only reliable method for photographing them. But two weeks ago, at Audubon's @CorkscrewSwamp, I had an encounter that I'll be talking about the rest of my life. I was driving into the backcountry and rounded a corner to see a panther sitting in the dirt road. I grabbed a telephoto lens and nervously snapped a few distant frames through the windshield before rolling a little closer and pulling off to the side. The panther was still 150 yards away in harsh 3 PM light. I was just watching when filmmaker Eric Bendick called. I whispered that I was staring at a real-life panther; the conference about our panther film would have to wait. Eric told me to take some video, and with the panther still sitting in the road in bad light, I complied, not realizing how jacked up I was until trying to hold my iPhone steady. After a few seconds of jittery self-narration, the panther started walking right towards me. When it sat back down in the road I resumed my video, but the panther started walking toward me again! I switched back to my main camera, put it in silent mode and held my breath. The panther kept coming, skirting the edge of the swamp behind grass and low palms. I let the shutter rip every time it revealed itself, coming closer with every step. Then it walked within 20 yards of my truck and sat down in an island of palms directly out my window! I filled the frame with its body and looked straight into its piercing eyes! I had mistaken it for a young male by its height, but was corrected when a ruffling in the palms transformed into a kitten. When the little guy got closer, its mother stood and continued down the road. Then they vanished into a thick hammock leaving me alone with my thoughts. When I went to change the batteries in my nearby camera trap, the process felt mechanical and empty. Remote cameras are invaluable, but it’s a whole different experience when the panther is looking right back at you. I am thankful @audubonsociety for protecting this place and giving me access their land. Please follow the #PathofthePanther @natgeo

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Nothing shouts “freedom” like the spirit of wild horses. Happy 4th, everyone🐴 ⛰ 🇺🇸

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Happy “Baturday”! Hoary bats are the largest wide-ranging bat in North America. My, what big teeth you have! #baturdayeveryday #batconservation #science #weirdwildwonderful

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Double trouble! Working with birds in the mid-Atlantic makes me miss my Gulf coast beauties, like these flamboyant and goofy roseate spoonbills. Who knew a spoon on your face could be so beautiful? #floridawild #keepflwild #weirdwildwonderful