Mark Hedden

Mark Hedden is a photographer, writer, and semi-professional birdwatcher. He has lived in Key West for more than 25 years and may no longer be employable in the real world. He is also executive director of the Florida Keys Audubon Society.

A NOSTALGIC NOD TO DISTINCTIVE DRINKS & BYGONE BARS — FLORIDA KEYS TABLE MAGAZINE

(Note: This article first appeared in the Summer 2021 issue of 'Key West Table' magazine. Save room for the next irresistible edition in January.) I am not generally prone to...

WILD THINGS: LOITERING WITH INTENT, 7 MINUTES AT A TIME

The sky above the parking lot at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden was an empty arena of blue, rimmed by tall trees. The tallest among them...

WILD THINGS: MORE TALES OF THE GRAY-TAILED TATTLER

It’s both a truism and a cliche that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results. For instance, when I drove...

WILD THINGS: A MISGUIDED HAWK

It is an odd thing, sitting around, waiting for a bird to poop, but that’s exactly what I was doing, and what I had been doing for at least...

WILD THINGS: ON TATTLERS & KARMIC STANCES

I’ve done stupider things, but driving north on U.S. 1 on Fantasy Fest Friday to chase a bird, when I knew I was just going to have to come...

WILD THINGS: ASK THE BIRD GEEK

What happened to the parrots that used to fly around Old Town and eat mangoes? — Banyan Tree Amy I’m not sure when you moved here, but when I came...