NOW would be a good time to jump, Mr. Jumping Spider
There was supposed to be a post with this, but I tried posting directly from Picasa instead of my usual "within Blogger" posting and all the text vanished on its way through the ether.
So, the short story is ...
I have a small colony of these Mediterranean Geckos living on the porch here at PFHQ. There was a breeding colony at the old school where I worked and every once in a while, a tiny pale ghost would wiggle into the classroom or show up on an outside wall.
Some of these came home with me to form the porch patrol.
They are extremely nocturnal. To watch them, I have to go out in the dark, no porch lights, and seek them out.
Turn on a flashlight or the camera focusing light and they pause only momentarily before wiggling back into a gap in the siding.
Yes, they are exotic, just like the orange tree and tomato plants in my garden, but they are not invasive, so I not only tolerate them, I enjoy them.
Speaking of exotic species ... I am going to be in Fort Lauderdale this summer for a Common Core Standards teachery thang and I need advice.
When the work day is done, I am going to have some decent sunlight left, it being summer and all, so I plan to get out and about in the unconcreted bits of South Florida.
I'm pretty sure I'm going to return home the slow way and revisit the Glades where I worked with NPS (Big Cypress, 1981) ... just for old times sake.
I really am looking for tips on "must see" birdy, crittery, snorkelly, naturey sites, parks, etc, in the Fort Lauderdale area. I'm looking online of course, but I value your opinions if you know the area.
All advice from "down under" will be considered.