Don't know if it was sleeping or winking at me!
It was trying to fight itself in the reflection of the glass door to the church when I drove up! Osceola Gobbler
Yard rescue relocation! I guess I get to repopulate the area that got burned behind my house!
Tough to get a clear shot of this one. It was quick and didn't stay still very long, it was even running head first down the tree!
This is the area where the fire started. I got out there when the fire was basically an 80 ft ring of fire and within 2 hours it was up to 11 acres! We are seriously in need of rain here in Florida!! I plan on going back once a month and taking a pic of this spot to see how it comes back. Sad thing is I brought many of my catch and release snakes there(from yards that were going to be killed if I didn't take them) Fire is a needed component of the ecosystem, But its sad to see. Call 911 if you see smoke, Don't wait for someone else to do it!
This egg was in an old pine tree that was dead and had numerous woodpecker holes before the fire. I never really looked at the tree closely before to have seen if there was a larger hole for a nest. The tree caught fire near the base and then fell. There were two eggs on the ground this one that was cracked and leaking and another one that was hard boiled and cracked. Just wondering if anyone can maybe ID what they might have been? Those are oak leaves on the ground next to it for size comparison, they were kind of big so I was thinking woodpecker. Only the dead tree burnt other live trees near it only got singed and there wasn't a birds nest anywhere I could see in the area! Thanks in advance.
These guys are a couple fire survivors. They manged to stay away from the fire. The parents were above them watching them and I didn't dare get too close. I am sure they have been through enough already with the fire and then the Fl. Forestry service cutting fire breaks. Shot with my Nikon P500 near full zoom!
There was a fire behind my house and there are a few hawk nests in the woods. They were fleeing the fire and you can see the sadness in this ones eye! The drought index is really bad right now in Florida and we need rain desperately!
White tail deer Tracked 3 that were together through the palmetto.
Displaying warning colors. Catch and release out of a non snake friendly yard.
Gopher tortoise taken in Infrared bell and howell infrared camera.
Pink lichen on small scrub oak
Growing inside tree. It was making alot of the debris/dirt that is on the ground right in front of it. Pretty sure it extends deep inside the tree.
I made my screened porch an exclusive green anole area by removing the brown anole for a few years. This let the greenies breed and eat without competiton. Now the greenies are the majority around my house. Try it if you are in Florida, it will take a few years before you see the population change. It is well worth it since most houses are all brown anoles and will give the greenies a chance. I am trying to do the same with green tree frogs, But getting rid of the cuban tree frogs seems impossible!
tiny yellow flower in disturbed area. central florida
Lots of sundew growing in this spot. I have been wanting to get some pics of carnivorous plants and I spotted this giant sundew garden! Hope it is this easy and plentiful when I go looking for more Like Sarracenias!
Hanging small flowers on bush. Went back last week and they have already died back. So must be a winter bloomer!
This was a capture and relocate. Didn't have to touch it at all just put the bucket in front and with a little persuasion it climbed right in. It didn't want to be in the yard either I guess!
growing on long stem
In a small ditch right next to road. It was sleeping until it heard my footsteps
forget name of this plant but its leaves close up when you touch them! pretty cool I really need a florid a feild guide to Florida plants anyone know of a good one that isn't huge?
didn't get a good shot of flower and leaf in the same shot. hope it is still able to be identified. Anyone know of a good field guide to Florida plants?