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Florida kingsnake

Florida kingsnake

Marty’s photo of the day #3484: Several years ago, I was on a college speaking tour in New York. One of my weekend filler engagements was at the Tanglewood Nature Center in Elmira. After my show, I got to hold a whole bunch of animals, including this Florida kingsnake.

Holding a great horned owl

Holding a great horned owl

Marty’s photo of the day #3467: Several years ago, I was on a college speaking tour in New York. One of my weekend “filler” engagements was at the Tanglewood Nature Center in Elmira. After my show, I got to hold this gorgeous great horned owl.

The barred owl

The barred owl

Marty’s photo of the day #3377: Several years ago, I was on a college speaking tour in New York. One of my weekend “filler” engagements was at the Tanglewood Nature Center in Elmira. After my show, I got to hold this gorgeous barred owl.

Demonstrating social distance

Demonstrating social distance

Marty’s photo of the day #3190: This is my wife, Deb, north of the Arctic Circle, demonstrating social distance. Other than me behind the camera, there was likely no other person within fifty miles. The two of us were talking last night, and life during the COVID-19 pandemic won’t change much for us. We live […]

The desert tortoise comes through

The desert tortoise comes through

Marty’s photo of the day #3081: A few years ago I was on a college speaking tour that took me to California and Arizona. During a day off between gigs, I headed into the Mojave Desert in search of a desert tortoise. Very rarely does nature cooperate and produce the very animal I’m looking for, […]

Speaking tour food

Speaking tour food

When I’m at home, I watch my weight and exercise. When I’m on a college speaking tour, as I am in New York this week, I’m not quite as careful. Nevertheless, to avoid eating in restaurants the entire time, I headed over to a supermarket this evening and picked up some healthier foods to bring […]

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