I'm a retired website builder and amateur photographer and decided to merge those two interests with this website.
My interest in photography is primarily due to the variety of birds and the abundance of wildlife in South Florida where I moved to in 2018.
Both the Everglades and Big Cypress National Preserve are a short drive from Naples and where I tend to go to take photos, along with the many closer nature parks, rookeries, and preserves in my area.
The vast majority of photos were taken in Florida, exceptions will be clearly marked.
From 1944-1954, a timber company harvested cypress from the Fakahatchee Strand which is where the Janes Memorial Scenic Road is today. The road was used to haul out the cypress and is now a road to reach the end of the 11-mile drive. Along the way, you'll come across the gate in this photo. Obviously, the gate won't keep anything in or out but at one time it apparently warranted the gate. I have yet to find a mention of it anywhere to learn more detail.