November 21, 2019

Chinsegut Wildlife Day!

Chinsegut Wildlife Day, created in 2016, is organized by Gina Long, Director at Chinsegut Conservation Center and Alice Mary Herden, FWC Volunteer and professional sports and nature photographer.

The focus of the event is to bring more awareness not only to Chinsegut Conservation Center but also to other beautiful areas Hernando County has to offer. Chinsegut Wildlife Day allows the public to meet those who maintain and oversee Hernando’s natural areas and preserve ecosystems to benefit wildlife. The event is a great way for Florida residents and visitors to learn about the diversity of habitats in Florida, the agencies who manage them and how to take personal action to protect wildlife. A diversity of live wildlife may also be viewed during this event allowing an up-close look at some of Florida’s fascinating fauna.

“Thank you for joining us for this event, and we hope you will be inspired to continue learning more about Florida's wildlife.” Alice Mary Herden

Saturday, March 7, 2020 | Brooksville, FL | Chinsegut Conservation Center

https://www.chinsegutwildlifeday.com/

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June 04, 2019

Nature Photography Day | June 15 @ Chassahowitzka WMA

“Nature Photographers have that unconditional passion to seek adventures surrounding nature. They strive to bring that curiosity to entice every viewer, they capture visual imprints that can never be destroyed, they have the ability to pull inspirations from every angle that nature has created and have the dedication, drive, and ambition to show the power and strength of the wild.” Alice Mary Herden | Nature Photographer
Join us and discover more than just a picture.

Nature Photography Day
Nature Photography began on June 15, 2006, by the North American Nature Photography Association to promote nature and wildlife photography.
www.nanpa.org/
Chassahowitzka WMA
With over 20,000 acres of pure Florida nature awaiting for you to discover, this is the best opportunity to not only learn about Florida's variety of ecosystems but learn about the plant and wildlife that live within them. https://myfwc.com/recreation/lead/chassahowitzka/
Florida Nature Trackers | iNaturalist
Florida Nature Trackers is a great way to receive help in identifying plant and wildlife species as well as help biologists with documentation. On occasion, those species can be rare or on the endangered or threatened species list.
floridanaturetrackers.com/

The event begins at 7:30 am and lasts till 4 pm. (You are free to leave at any time.) There is so much to see and to photograph! Flowers, Butterflies, Bees or maybe a Common Nighthawk!

While you're there, you can pick up some creative tips from other photographers, brush up on your camera skills or even share some of your amazing photographic encounters with nature.

Morning Meet and Greet @ 7:30 am
We will have a quick meet and greet as well as share some important information and history of Chassahowitzka.
Reminder there is a $3 daily-use permit per person or $6 per vehicle (https://myfwc.com/recreation/wmas/fee-information/)
Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/WWMQGsgkfVaZHfU88
Bring:
Bring plenty of water
Have snacks or pack for a picnic lunch
Bug Spray
Sun Screen
Hat
Dress for hiking. Please wear closed toed-shoes
Full tank of gas
Cell phone
Any other items you may need
Photographing:
Camera (s)
Xtra cards
Batteries Charged
Tripod (optional)
Lens (suggestion: Macro, Wide Angle and Zoom!)
There are 11 improved (drivable) roads at Chassahowitzka WMA. Each one has its own true uniqueness, habitats, and wildlife.
Download Map: https://myfwc.com/media/20374/chassahowitzka-map.pdf

Florida Nature Trackers
Go to http://floridanaturetrackers.com/ and click join a project. Click on Chassahowitzka WMA. This link will take you to the iNaturalist website, click join this project on the top right corner of the banner, this will prompt you to sign in or if you are not a member to join.

If you have any questions feel free to contact the event organizer. Alice Mary Herden Cell: 352-232-6092 or email: alice@green-flymedia.com

Share your experience
Want to share your experience at Chassahowitzka WMA or your photos?
Join www.facebook.com/groups/ChassahowitzkaWMA.NaturePhotography/

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October 23, 2018

Chinsegut Fall Photo Blitz

Getting ready for Saturday's, Oct. 27th Fall Photo Blitz at Chinsegut Conservation Center.
I will be the Photo Blitz leader for the Big Pine tract. So amazed how beautiful this area is now. Big shout out to Matt, Clint and Jared!
A great selection of wildflowers, insects, birds.... looking forward to finding more incredible species.

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July 31, 2018

Florida Nature

This is a personal nature photographic journey of places that I have and will visit in Florida. The mission of this adventure is to not only educate myself about nature and wildlife but those that are also nature photography enthusiasts .
Each post will be about one particular species I photograph in their natural habitat. I will include as much information, links and photograph details as I can.
I hope you follow me throughout this adventure.

https://floridanature.net/

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August 25, 2017

2017 Fall Nature Photography Exhibit | Small World

Looking forward to the 2017 Fall Nature Photography Exhibit | Small World at Chinsegut Conservation Center!

Those that love insects and photography are encouraged to participate!

Go to https://creative-nature-photography.com/events-list/
for some photography workshops and information about the exhibit..

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May 01, 2017

Photo Identification Poster

Along with two other photographers, we are creating a photo identification poster to be displayed at Chinsegut Conservation Center.
I know it will not be possible to get everything.. but we are going to try!

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March 11, 2017

Birds at Chassahowitzka

Currently working on photographing birds of Chassahowitzka and creating a slide show for the Bio Blitz.

Two of my first birds I haven't seen was the Northern Flicker and The Eastern Bluebird...

A lot of Millipedes crossing the road.. may need to put up a Millipede Crossing Sign!

Curious of what's going on at the corner of Gopher Road and Rattlesnake Camp Road...

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