Tours have temporarily ceaseds per the COVID-19 pandemic.

Will start up again, after the all clear & I have caught up on my missing fishing days.

The Wild Side
Space Coast Bird and Nature tours

Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island National Refuge, Brevard and surrounding Counties.
My focus is on wild turkeys, however all birds and wildlife draw me to the wild side.

It is well established that the seven mile Black Point Wildlife Drive on the northern end of Kennedy Space Center is the best bird watching/photography location in the eastern United States.

Black Point- Amazing place, however often I am drawn to the quieter places of the Space Center and Refuge.

Call me an introvert, but I avoid the crowds and seek the solitude of nature--- however I do not mind showing like minded folks the natural treasures of the Space Coast.

Photo credit NASA

Working at Kennedy Space Center for 35+ years, celebrating the achievements and morning the failures of the Space Shuttle Program, I have been blessed with the ability to explore forests and marshlands of the Florida east coast.

Photo credit NASA

Seminole Ranch (Open to the public) is one of my favorite wild turkey and birding areas where if the morning is not windy- I can listen in on the turkey chatter

I will be counting turkey observations at the Space Coast Birding Festival in Titusville (across the Indian River from the Space Center)

If you are visiting or plan on visiting the Space Coast & I am not working a launch or have pre-planned kayak trip send me an email for some Space Center Exploration.

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Do you need the perfect gift?

For pet lovers around the globe, "It's a Matter of Luck" is a collection of heart warming stories of horse rescues from the slaughterhouse. 

Available on Amazon: 

Kim Ryba

It's a Matter of Luck: Inspirational, Heartfelt Stories of Horses Given a Second Chance.

by Kim Ryba & Lina T. Lindgren

Warning: This book may cause your eyes to water -in a good way. (speaking from experience after reading it)

Please give Kim and Lina a heartfelt review on Amazon!

Author Bruce Ryba

Author Bruce Ryba at Kennedy Space Center Launch Pad 39B & Artemis 1. "We are going to the Moon!"

Author's discussion (that's me) on You Tube of a book review on Amazon

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For the video versions of information, please check out my YouTube Channel (Turkeys, KSC, Flintknapping, dive stories etc.)

Book One of Florida History:

Freedoms Quest Struggle for the Northern Frontier and lost tales of old Florida

Fiction & language warning.

Available on Amazon

End of Empire

Desperate times call for bold action.
In a desperate move to retain Florida and protect the treasure-laden galleons on their dangerous return journey to Europe, the King of Spain issues a royal decree offering refuge to all English slaves who escape Florida and pick up a musket to defend the coquina walls of Saint Augustine.
In another bold gamble, the King offers refuge to the dissatisfied Indian nations of the southeast who will take up arms against the English.
Clans, traumatized by war and disease, cross the Spanish Frontier to settle the cattle-rich land and burned missions of Florida.

Follow the descendants of the conquistador Louis Castillo in remote Spanish Florida, a wildland swept by diseases, hurricanes, and northern invasions.

 Book Two: Available on Amazon