Hello from rainy (but warm) Islamorada, in the Florida Keys.
This morning, I sent an email to a bunch of girlfriends to say “good morning” with this photo that I took on my arrival here yesterday:
So today I was googling “wildlife in the FL Keys” so I could figure out where I should visit, and I found two alarming pelican stories. First, a short film clip from the Florida Keys Wildlife Rescue Center about why we need to pick up the (damn) trash wherever we are:
Then I saw an article in the Miami Herald entitled: Brown Pelicans Found in Lower Keys with Pouches Slashed. I looked again at “my” pelican, but he (she?) appears to have a wound, but on second look, probably not a wound inflicted by psychopath humans.
Welcome to “paradise”, right? So please please, my Weedpatch pals, do something beautiful today for a wild thing. Pick up some trash, feed a bird some good food, “like” the Facebook page of the vets who help animals survive in this world. Thank you. Now back to a rainy Florida afternoon with the pelicans.#