Chuck-will’s-widow is a nocturnal bird that we hear on a fairly regular basis. The attached video shows how beautiful and interesting these birds are. You can find a recording of its call (and many others) here:

Rice Beetle

For the past few nights, we’ve been seeing an abundance of these around the porch light. I also suspect it’s what the wolf spiders have been gorging on. They are rice beetles, a member of the scarab family. They have two generations per year in Florida… one in spring (March) and one in fall (November). … Read more