Category: Plants

The Brown Anole, the Resurrection Fern, & the Live Oak; 24 August 2013

Anolis sagrei, the Cuban brown anole, Pleopeltis polypodioides, the Resurrection fern, and Quercus virginiana, the Southern live oak; Volusia county, Florida (24 August 2013). Following up on our last post, the Carolina green anole (Anolis carolinensis) is no longer the sole species of anole…

The Green Anole, the Resurrection Fern, & the Live Oak; 24 August 2013

Anolis carolinensis, the Carolina green anole, Pleopeltis polypodioides, the Resurrection fern, and Quercus virginiana, the Southern live oak; Volusia county, Florida (24 August 2013). In Florida, habitats are typically somewhat… jumbled. Such is the certainly the case in these photographs. Here’s the breakdown: First,…

In the Water at Bahia Honda, 26 July 2018

Bahia Honda State Park; Monroe county, Florida (26 July 2018). During my lightning-fast, solo-romp through the Florida Keys in search of lizards and adventure, I stopped at a few places to try my iPhone’s camera in some open water. The iPhone X is waterproof,…

Spring Break 2018: Pond Cypress

Taxodium ascendens, the Pond cypress; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. Big Cypress National Preserve is appropriately named. The region is, in fact, rather big, and there’s certainly no shortage of cypress throughout. Of course, Pond cypress, Taxodium ascendens, isn’t…

Spring Break 2018: The Royal Palm

Roystonea regia, the Royal palm; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. Here’s a simple iPhone shot of a Royal palm, Roystonea regia, standing guard at our campground in Big Cypress National Preserve. A simple-yet-elegant species, the Royal palm naturally ranges…

Spring Break 2018: The Cardinal Airplant

Tillandsia fasciculata, the Cardinal airplant; Monroe county, Florida (15 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. For a slight change of pace, let’s check out the Cardinal airplant, Tillandsia fasciculata, the largest bromeliad airplant to grow natively in Big Cypress National Preserve in South Florida….