“Captain Brian Holaway is well versed in the intricacies of our unmatched locale. He can guide to and through a multitude of out-of-the way tidal creeks, bayous, keys and islands. More important is his passionate interest and respect for the region. With unique insights from his many explorations and his studies, not only does he identify the birds and wildlife that inhabit our semi-tropical watery land, but he explains their interconnectedness to their environment and each other. In addition, he shares the fascinating history of rugged people who came long before us: Florida Native Indians, the Calusa, the Spanish, the Cubans, early homesteaders, and the wisdom evident in the growth of their culture.

You will come away with great enjoyment and a new understanding of this beautiful place and its history.”

Historian, Betty Anholt
Author of Sanibel’s Story

Monday, November 21, 2011

Talk Latin to Me





I found it Susan and Christine!! The lost dichotomous guide for Cayo Costa. Many years ago I was lucky enough to participate in a two day plant class for the rangers of the island and nearby state parks. I relished every moment. ( still do)  The state botanist has long since retired but his work still lives on. Like the great Botanist Jonathan Kunkel Small. I look forward to exploring the island in December looking for plants that both botanists observed.