I am a freelance writer, book author, poet and photographer located in the deep south of northwest Florida.

A frequent contributor to nature sites on the web, I enjoy getting out in my kayak. Between now (February) and April, when the bull gators start mating I hope to paddle a little further into the swamp and do some bird photography. I am watching bald eagles refurbish an old osprey nest, and I’ve discovered some new beaver chews up the creek. Maybe I’ll get lucky.

Update January 2014. What a shock in June. Breast cancer! Only 4 more chemos to go then radiation. Ladies – do NOT forget your yearly mammograms. I missed 4. It’s not worth it.
Doing exceptionally well – Have a wonderful oncologist. I decided to bulldoze through the chemo which at times was just misery, but suddenly, that old kayak in the front yard is looking wonderful, and I’m carrying my camera.

Of course, you know that I own the copyrights to all writing and photography on this and other sites. Please ask for permission and don’t hijack my work.

  • Joined: February 2008


The Butterfly (and Moth) Cookbook

Collected by May Lattanzio / NO! We are not cooking butterflies and moths here! / The comments on my photograph of the Red-Spotted Purple Butterflies feeding on pears, led me to some interesting recipes for potent delectables. / Years ago in a National Geographic presentation on the Amazon, a lepidopterist fermented a nasty brew to lure rainforest lepidoptera in order to photograph them. He took …
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