“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

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Swamp Walk
















The Eighth Annaul Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival was held Tuesday through Friday.  I participated in a photography workshop in the beautiful Fakahachee Strand Preserve State Park. Mike Owen the Biologist at the park led the group. His knowledge of the Fakahachee is unparalleled. I enjoyed learning about a species of wild coffee I didn't know we had in Florida. I am anxious to look for it on Cayo Costa. Guy Jacobs instructed the group on photography. It was nice being out in the field and working on different lighting in the swamp with an instructor. The Fakahachee is a diverse and amazing place on the planet.