As Hurricane Irma bears down on Florida, I am worried about my Florida friends and the wildlife I’ve photographed there. The refuges and beaches we visited earlier this year to photograph birds are closed in preparation for the storm surge. Once again I am feeling frustrated and helpless. I can only hope the devastation will not be as catastrophic as predicted or as widespread as the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. I photographed this feeding Willet on Sanibel Island, near Ft. Myers in March.