Julia Heliconian (Dryas iulia)
Most of us used to seeing cypress knees in cypress forests close to rivers and other wet areas, but charred cypress knees are a new one to me. These were on the north side of Ranch House Road where there was recently a prescribed burn, and these knees saw the hot end of it — […]
A lot of epiphytes here — I’m seeing two types of fern, two tillandsias, and one orchid — do you see more?
Mangrove tunnels are mysterious, spooky, inviting, and sometimes scary. The ones at Lido Key are pretty well marked, so you’d have to be pretty clever to get yourself lost. They are particularly fun when a strong tidal current is whipping through them and you don’t quite know where that current is taking you.