I like to think myself a naturalist from my inspiration of reading essays by the famous naturalist Henry David Thoreau. Here are some pictures of a few of my adventures out in the wild. I have recently also been studying botany and learning which native plants are good to eat. If you are interested in this I suggest the website Eat the Weeds.
Also, many of you know that I am a vegetarian. I have been since I was 8 years old and at my family farm in Venezuela my chicken, PinPollo, was eaten for diner. Since many people still do not understand my decision to be a vegetarian I thought I would add this story I read in an old Indian book.
Mountain climbing in the beach rocks of Florianopolis, Brasil
A few alligators I saw in different parts of Florida; mainly Tallahassee and Tampa
A deer family we saw close to the Everglades, Florida
Vultures coming to the Everglades for the night
So I was at a thrift store junk yard kind of place where I found a cat with her litter of kittens. The owners who fed the wild mother cat told me they would call the humane society tomorrow morning to come pick up the kittens who they could not care for. I thought it my personal responsibility to help out in this situation and find homes for the poor kittens. In all, I found homes for 9 kittens. I think we should all be more responsible for the animals around us whom we can help and make it our personal mission to help in the best way we can. My friend, Erin, who adopted two of the kittens I found
A delicious edible wild native ground cherry from Honeymoon Island State Park in Tampa, Florida
A wild edible Golden Chanterelle mushroom from Tallahassee, Florida
Harvesting some wild Muscadine Grapes
Harvested wild Muscadine Grapes!
Wine making from all of the wild grapes
Trip to Lake Okeechobee (the largest lake in Florida considered a Great Lake)