Friday, June 14, 2019

March 2019

I hope you enjoy viewing these 41 photos. 
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Camellia flowers
along Purify Bay Road



Resurrection Fern
(Pleopeltis michauxiana)

Oaks along Shoreline of Sink
Bice Road, Apalachicola National Forest

A river doesn’t just carry water, it carries life.
     -Amit  Kalantri

St. Marks River in the Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic
State Park


Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida)
Wakulla Springs State Park



Don’t count the days, make the 
days count -Muhammad Ali

Bearded Grass Pink Orchid
(Calopogon barbatus)
St. Marks Refuge, Buckhorn Creek Road

Bracken Fern
(Pteridium aquilinum)

Weeee! Wisteria


Wild Azalea (Rhododendron viscosum)
St. Marks Refuge, Surf Road

Sand Fandango 1
Mashes Sands

Sand Fandango 2
Mashes Sands

Coasting
Mashes Sands/Ochlockonee Bay

"... there is no such thing as a small act of kindness.
Every act creates a ripple with no logical end."
-Scott Adams

Florida Flame Azalea
(Rhododendron austrinum)
in my yard!


Palamedes Swallowtail
(
Papilio palamedes)

Ahhhh - Broadhead Skink
(Plestiodon laticeps)

... do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am -
a reluctant enthusiast....a part-time crusader,
a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of
yourselves and your lives for pleasure and
adventure. It is not enough to fight for the
land; it is even more important to enjoy it. ...
get out there ... and mess around with your
friends, ramble out  yonder and explore the
forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks,
run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet
sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while
and contemplate the precious stillness, the
lovely, mysterious, and  awesome space.
-Edward Abbey


Fedderbush Making More
(Lyonia lucida)

Cinnamon Fern
(Osmundastrum cinnamomeum)


Feathers

Deerberry
(Vaccinium stamineum)
aka gooseberry

Sparkleberry
(Vaccinium arboreum)

Rattlebox
(Crotalaria sp)
This is a bad boy exotic plant

Bee-fly
The long proboscis is used for drinking nectar and the fly 
is totally harmless

Lady Lupine
(Lupinus villosus)
St. Marks Refuge, Carraway Cutoff

Turkey Oak Sapling

Fence Lizard
(Sceloporus undulatus)


Candyroot
(Polygala nana)



Wednesday, June 12, 2019

February 2019

I hope you enjoy viewing these 45 photos. 
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Rocky Raccoon in the Refuge

Turkey Oak Leaf
St. Marks Refuge, Buckhorn Creek

Wild so very Violet
St. Marks Refuge
between Skipper Rd and Bottoms R


Brian Is a High Tree Creature
Removal of a laurel oak damaged 
by Hurricane Michael

Pied-billed Grebe
Wakulla Springs State Park

Cypress Swamp




Storm over Bald Point

Mashes Sands








Vulture Vigil
Wakulla Springs State Park

Osprey
Wakullla Springs State Park

Female Anhinga
Wakullla Springs State Park

Pied-billed Grebes
Wakullla Springs State Park

Great Egret
Wakullla Springs State Park

Alligator Family Day
Wakullla Springs State Park

Hickory Tree
Wakullla Springs State Park

Buckeye Tree Flower Buds
Wakullla Springs State Park

Hickory Tree - New Leaves and Bracts
Wakullla Springs State Park

Cabbage Palm Fronds
Wakullla Springs State Park

Buckeye Leaves
Wakullla Springs State Park

Stink Bug
Wakullla Springs State Park

Buckeye Tree Flower
Wakullla Springs State Park

Watershield
St. Marks Refuge

Fruit of Sweet Bay Magnolia
St. Marks Refuge

Palm Hammock
south of Visitor Center, St. Marks Refuge

Shoreline of Plum Orchard Pond
behind the Visitor Center, St. Marks Refuge

Combleaf Mermaidweed
along Lighthouse Road, St. Marks Refuge



Gator Watch
Shoreline of Plum Orchard Pond, St. Marks Refuge

Red Maple Tree Samaras

Cockel Shell

Grooving on Sand Patterns
Alligator Point

Shell - Faint Line In The Sand
Alligator Point


Sunray Venus Clam
Alligator Point