Archive for May, 2012

Snakes, you either love them or hate them. Several species inhabit the Sicily Island Hills. The photograph below is of canebrake rattlesnake observed in April by Kelby Ouchley and friends along the road near the trail head to Rock Falls.

Photograph courtesy of Kelby Ouchley

Snake bites or other injuries that could occur as you trek the rough terrain of the Sicily Island Hills, are all the more reason why it is highly advisable not to travel alone in this area. The help of a friend during a serious situation in these remote hills could save your life. Learning how to deal with snake bites is something too many people put off. Know before you go out in the woods.

Refer to my September 30, 2009 post  for more information on snakes in the Sicily Island Hills. See Archives on left hand side of this page.


What better moments are there in life than sharing beautiful surroundings with your friends?

Photo courtesy of Kelby Ouchley

My friend Kelby Ouchley informed me that during his groups visit to Sicily Island Hills in April that Southern Magnolia, Cockspur hawthorn, Phlox, and lingering Trilliums were in bloom. Additionally, Ebony jewelwing damselflies, and turkeys were seen as well.