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.
Checking out a feather that probably belonged to another vulture.
This group was seen in the wild in the eastern part of the Everglades National Park.