I returned from my trip to the Gulf Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival this past Sunday only to find that my sister’s husband was taking a turn for the worse. Yesterday I found out he had passed away. So instead of updating this blog with my latest escapades from the festival and exploring the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, I have to let you know I’ll be out of touch a few more days. I’ll have most of the photos I took with me so maybe I’ll be able to throw another update together while I’m away but I doubt it. I hope everybody has a a great week and stay safe.