All posts by Christopher Berry

Christopher Berry spends his time photographing wildlife and nature. He spent 2 years in high school studying forestry (Gainesville, FL) and is currently studying to be an Advanced Master Naturalist at the University of Florida. His mission is to inspire others to get outside and learn.

Mallard Duck Facts
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Mallard Duck Facts

We all see mallard ducks whether its at a local park, pond, lake or river. I hike quite often along the Potomac River in Virginia and see them all the time. I realized I didn’t know enough about them and wanted to pass on some facts to my readers. The main photo was a male…

Bald Eagle Facts
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Bald Eagle Facts

The bald eagle is my favorite bird to film. I hike along a number of rivers to film wildlife so I’m always seeing them either up in trees or diving into the river hunting for fish. Their nests are very big so as I hike along the Potomac River on the Virginia side, I keep…

Hooded Merganser Facts
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Hooded Merganser Facts

I’ve seen a number of photos of the hooded merganser online but until recently, hadn’t seen one in the wild. I was hiking around Huntley Meadows Park in Alexandria, VA when I saw one out in the marsh. I spent about an hour watching a male and female clean themselves and filmed them both. These…

Red-Winged Blackbird Facts
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Red-Winged Blackbird Facts

When I first started hiking around the Potomac River in Virginia is when I first started to notice the red-winged blackbird. At first, I thought it was some type of Oriole because of how fast he flew by me and I’ll I saw was orange and black on it. I happened to be out with…

US Capitol Remains In Washington, DC
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US Capitol Remains In Washington, DC

A great historical destination in Washington D.C. is the US Capitol Remains located in Rock Creek Park about a half of mile from the nature center. These remains are from the original East Portico of the U.S. Capitol of 1828 which contained 24 Corinthian columns and other Virginia blocks and sandstones. The original East Portico…

Fort Marcy
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Fort Marcy

If you are going to be in our nation’s Capitol and want a great place to visit that had a lot of historical value, Fort Marcy is hot spot to put on your list to see. Plus, it’s got great nature spots and many hiking trials so it’s completely outdoorsy and peaceful. There is so…

Dead River Park Hiking Review
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Dead River Park Hiking Review

Park Information Dead River Park Trail Map Dead River Park Home Page Address Dead River Park 15098 Dead River Road Thonotosassa, FL 33592 Hours 9am to 5:30pm Entrance Fee $2.00 Dead River Park is located at 15098 Dead River Road in Thonotosassa, FL. There is a $2.00 entrance fee. The park is made up of…