Camp Florida Blog

Camp Florida Nighttime Bandits

The Sargents’ nighttime bandits enjoy a tasty meal!

Hmmm. Looks like something good on that hook.

Wait for it…

Bobcat enjoying the Sargents’ watering hole in the dead of night.

Too late! The midnight bandits have already been here!

Photos from Our Neighbors

When we put together this site, we added a page for Camp Florida Beauty and hoped that we would get lots of photos of the natural beauty that surrounds us. Well, we have started to get some photos, and they are amazing! The only problem is, our website pages don’t notify our followers when there are new photos. So, we have created this blog, and we encourage everyone to follow it so they can be notified when we post new photos taken by our friends and neighbors.

Aerial acrobatics by Ring-billed Gulls over Grassy Lake.

Just look at this sweet little Raccoon!

Our neighbors are busy taking photos! Today we have a photo of the Full Moon approaching Mars taken by Ralph Johnson on the evening of December 7th. Plus, more early morning photos from Tom Scott yesterday – Christmas Moon and holiday decorations.

Christmas is fast approaching, and last night it was time for the annual Grassy Lake boat parade. Some of our neighbors decorated their boats and joined in the fun. We got a couple of photos of one of those boats owned by Ralph and Alana Johnson.

More beautiful photos from Tom Scott–these ones taken during an early morning walk. Thank you for sharing, Tom!

These great photos are courtesy of Ralph Johnson who took them on the evening of October 15th.

These beautiful photos below were taken by Tom Scott, who graciously gave his permission for us to share them here!


Easter Lily Cactus photos courtesy of Sue Govelitz and Diane Sprague.

Firespike, or Firebush, is a wildflower native to Florida, and a favorite of Hummingbirds. Take care, though…as beautiful as they are, they are poisonous to dogs–so make sure your furry friends don’t eat any part of these beautiful shrubs. This photo was taken at the request of one of our neighbors!
Swallow-tailed Kite – photo courtesy of Jim Holmes
Our resident bobcat in the “light of day” – Photo courtesy of Jim Holmes

We have also received a new photo today that is of a different kind of Camp Florida beauty! It’s a photo of the group that showed up to play Pickleball this morning (January 27, 2022)! Dave Shoemaker says this is a great game growing in popularity with retirees!

Another beautiful photo from Jeff Furash–The full moon over the lake on the night of January 17!
Another great photo from Jeff Furash. This one was taken on January 13 when both he and one of the eagles watched the Spacex launch!
This amazing photo taken by Jeff Furash just has to take center stage today! He captured the incredible beauty of Liberty (the female Bald Eagle) in flight over the lake. Thank you for sharing this, Jeff!

Here are some beautiful sunset photos taken on Grassy Lake by Dave Shoemaker!

Another beautiful sunset photo–this one taken at the gate by Jeanine Bieber Keenan.