Caught on hook and line, pulled off nest.
Hyptis alata (Clustered Bushmint, Musky Mint; native). This shot was practically impossible to get (plant blowing in a brisk breeze, no way to get close), so I had to settle.
Seen hunting in a marshy area in the eastern part of the Everglades.
I saw this bird when we were in the the Everglades National Park in Florida. My family and I were told to drive down a dirt road, because we were told there would be lots of natural wildlife. While we were driving down the road, we encountered this Double-crested Comorant (Phalacrocorax auritus).
At end of anhinga trail
Swimming in lily ads attend of
Yellow flowers along boardwalk at anhinga trail
Growing in water along boardwalk at anhinga trail
Lying underwater at bridge along anhinga trail
In reeds along anhinga trail
Pond by anhinga trail
Young ones in trees w downy feathers
Seen in a marshy area near Coe Trail in the eastern part of the Everglades.
Ipomoea hederacea (native). I snapped shots of two morning glories during the ranger walk along this trail; had no idea they would turn out to be different species. Guess that's the tropics for you!
Tillandsia usneoides -- not a moss, but a flowering plant that grows as an epiphyte. We saw a lot of the stuff, but this was a particularly luxuriant example. It seems to be that the bigger and older a tree is, the longer and denser its Spanish Moss. I would think that an epiphyte like this is pretty slow-growing, so I suspect that the Spanish Moss has been growing the entire lifetime of the tree, and the older the tree, the more time the Spanish Moss has had to grow.
I snapped shots of two morning glories during the ranger walk along this trail; had no idea they would turn out to be different species. Guess that's the tropics for you!
Love the plumage. Basic full-body record shot of The Most Cooperative Cormorant in the Known Universe. He let people get within 3' of him and never budged. This was on a ranger-led walk on the Anhinga Trail. Immature -- immatures of most species seem to be tamer, and birds here (the Anhinga Trail in particular & the Everglades in general) seem to be so acclimated to people that they're totally fearless.
#134 White Ibis.